Yesterday on the Senate floor, Sessions delivered remarks on the decision of the United States to release a terrorist who murdered an Alabama soldier into Iraqi custody, the possible release of that terrorist by the Iraqi government, and the failure of the U.S. to secure an extradition agreement so he would face punishment for his acts of war and murder.
This undated file photo released by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Pvt. Johnathon M. Millican, of Trafford, Ala., who was killed in Iraq, Jan. 20, 2007. Millican will be awarded the Silver Star, according to his father, Mitchell, who got the call, Tuesday July 3, 2007, saying the award will be presented to Millican’s widow, Shannon, sometime in the next two weeks. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
Army Pvt. Johnathon M. Millican
Died January 20, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
20, of Trafford, Ala.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; died Jan. 20 in Karbala, Iraq, from wounds sustained when his patrol was ambushed while conducting dismounted operations. Also killed were Lt. Jacob N. Fritz, Spc. Johnathan B. Chism and Pfc. Shawn P. Falter.
Alabama soldier among 4 slain in sneak attack
The Associated Press
LOCUST FORK, Ala. — An Alabama soldier was among four U.S. soldiers abducted and killed during a sneak attack in Iraq that was confirmed by the Pentagon on Jan. 26, but the military apparently did not tell his wife and family about the abduction at first.
Army Pfc. Johnathan Millican, 20, a 2005 graduate of Locust Fork High School, was among the four listed as being abducted and killed in the Jan. 20 strike in Karbala.
While Millican’s family and friends initially understood from the military that the troops died in an ambush, the Pentagon said Jan. 26 that the four were abducted in a sophisticated attack and then killed.
Ala. soldier to get posthumous Silver Star Dad seeks MoH for grenade sacrifice
May 2010 Daqduq, who U.S. military officials claim is a Hezbollah commander, had been imprisoned by U.S. forces in Iraq for leading a team that kidnapped and killed five U.S. soldiers in Iraq in January 2007. Twenty-one senators had drafted last December a letter urging the administration not to hand him over out of concern that the Iraqi government might release him.
When alleged terrorist Ali Musa Daqduq was transferred from U.S. to Iraqi custody last December, many in Washington worried that the Iraqi government would release him back to the battlefield. This week, Daqduq was acquitted in an Iraqi court and now the administration is trying to figure out how to keep him behind bars.
“Failure to transfer Daqduq to Guantanamo Bay or another American military-controlled detention facility outside the United States before December 31st will result in his transfer to Iraqi authorities, potential release to Iran and eventual return to the battlefield,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was never sent because the administration handed over Daqduq first, on Dec. 16.
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