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A senior Hezbollah leader who's tied to the killing of five American soldiers.
May soon walk free -- talk about that got the US turned -- was set to -- to look over to Iraqi courts that we left.
And this week a judge cleared him of all charges and released him he's going back to Iran.
-- -- -- and I thought he killed five Americans Florida congressman colonel Allen west joins us live right now from the capital good morning to you sir.
Good morning Steve Bryan are you doing -- doing OK but I know you're outraged on let this terrorist and -- good all year utterly outraged he's not quite out yet correct.
No is not cried out yet but the problem is that he is a Lebanese citizen who should not have been turnover on the the status of -- agreement to the Iraqis.
And the Iraqis have dropped all charges and the question that I asked to the president when he came out after Osama bin Laden -- spoken the first person singular.
Take a lot of credit for that -- is gonna take responsibility for this action to make sure that.
This is that duke is given back to us and he should be properly tried and our military commissions because he did.
Do the heinous act and planning.
Of addressing individuals up an American uniforms they stormed through the gates they killed a US captain and then they captured four American soldiers.
One lieutenant -- -- And they tortured them and they related their bodies were found originally executed.
Silk a colonel what could we do to stop this we don't seem to have good relations with the current Iraqi Government we know they're tied with Iran so look who we -- Well I think -- right now the ship may have passed and left the airport now know if there's anything we really can do.
But the most important thing I'd like to see the president and administration.
You know come forward and talk to the American people talk to the families.
Of those five soldiers and that -- still some type of plan that they're gonna have to try to get -- objective brought back into our custody.
Sure and we're holding a lot of guys who have done some terrible things and killed Americans and who's to say it who's to say that this is the last guy.
The last killer wriggle -- free.
You're you're absolutely right because as you start to look at our draw down in Afghanistan.
And the par one detention facility.
You know I'm very concerned about individuals that we may be holding there and Afghanistan.
That are not Afghan nationals was -- the plan to make sure that.
These individuals do not walk free just the same as we say mr.
-- -- And also we have to realize that after al-Qaeda is Hezbollah that has inflicted the most casualties on American citizens.
In the big picture this comes down to we have no.
-- we have nothing besides reading the army manual to what to do with detainees.
And we don't wanna deal with it so we and everybody all of our -- we just -- from a -- Yet you have -- right I think that when you look at -- 21 century battlefield.
We have to understand that we're gonna be deal would not state non uniform belligerence.
Who we've seen the analysis America's part -- battleground.
And elsewhere -- the interesting conversations we had last night is we were debating amendments for the national defense authorization that fulfill skewed 2013.
Because you actually have so my colleagues from the other side of the aisle.
They believe that these terrorists should be given constitutional rights immediately sure and read their Miranda rights and I think that's actually -- possible.
All right colonel Allen west -- it is from our DC bureau.
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