Gary Swenchonis’ son, Gary Jr., was killed on the USS Cole. When Gary Sr. was contacted by an aide to President Obama inviting him to meet with the president, he said no thanks. He explains why here. Please read it all very carefully. Here’s a portion:
Why attend a meeting when you already know the inevitable outcome. And President Obama has already signed the order to close Gitmo, and a request to stop the trials. Which they did. With only one judge who had the strength, courage and conviction to stand up for the murdered sailors and say that al-nashiri’s arraignment would go forward.
I can’t imagine how frustrating this must be for Mr. Swenchonis and the other family members who lost loved ones on the USS Cole and 9/11. I was shocked when I read about Obama’s decision to dismiss all charges against al Nashiri. I thought Barack Obama would be soft on national security but I was truly taken aback that he could be so callous and dismissive toward those who lost family members. It’s even more egregious since those who died on the Cole were US servicemen and servicewomen.
Neil Cavuto interviewed a mother of a serviceman on the USS Cole who also refused to meet with Obama. She said that she voted for Obama but now thinks she made a mistake. Her daughter believes Obama should be impeached. Here’s the video: