Why isn't Obama trying to secure the release of Jon Hammar?
Talking Points 12/19
- Duration 3:32
- Date Dec 19, 2012
Talking Points 12/19
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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight we'll get to President Obama and gun control in a moment but first -- talking points memo why isn't the president tried to secure the release of marine corporal John hammer.
That is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
In the middle of the civil war when the south was on the march president Abraham Lincoln still took time to -- wrong so were brought to his attention.
Back then regular folks -- actually go to the White House and hand petitions to the president's staff.
Lincoln would then read some of them turned letters over and write comments that might help individual Americans Abraham Lincoln did that.
Now we have a situation where former marine.
27 year old John hammer has been in a Mexican prison since last August for absolutely nothing nothing.
As we have reported.
Corporal -- secured permission from the US customs office in Brownsville Texas to carry an antique rifle handed down by his grand -- Across -- He then checked in with the Mexican officials in Matamoros with the paperwork.
The gun was clearly a recreational weapon and hammer wanted to take to close to -- On a trip.
The Mexican authorities arrested hammer through -- prison actually change into his book.
With six days ago before Christmas that's where -- remains in a filthy.
Corrupt Mexican -- Corporal -- served two combat tours one in Afghanistan the other in Iraq.
His marine battalion took heavy casualties in Fallujah with thirteen killed in action.
When he returned home the corporal suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder.
He was treated for nine months got out last may simply wanted to take a vacation after his ordeal.
There is absolutely no reason on -- -- -- -- For the Mexican authorities to continue to hold.
The reason they put him in jail -- -- first place was to extort money from his family.
That's what these people do south of the border.
You would think that secretary of state Hillary Clinton and President Obama would be directly involved.
In trying to secure the release of an American combat veteran.
But they are not the State Department has visited hammer in prison but on little else.
They've told us they can't do anything is that right this state departments and -- when he thing.
Over and over here -- is -- -- going on to ascertain the facts to see whether he's innocent or not again we don't know what really happened.
Well I'll have to take questions as I -- I don't know the facts myself on the sought to question.
So let me reiterate secretary of state Clinton has done nothing and -- Obama doesn't even know about it according to Jay -- That's incredibly horribly.
As reports have been circulating for weeks.
This is a failure of leadership this year the USA is sending more than 300 million dollars to Mexico.
And they have the gall.
To imprison an American combat veteran for nothing.
And what about the new Mexican president -- to Wear -- -- -- -- -- -- release corporal hammer immediately.
So why isn't he doing.
This is a disgusting situation.
And we call for President Obama get corporal hammer out of that filthy prison this week.
The buck stops with the UMR -- Abraham Lincoln would have done.
And -- and.