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Today I asked Congressman Richard Neal to join me in supporting the three U.S. Navy SEALs, two of whom face court martial proceedings today in Norfolk, Virginia. Their courageous actions in pursuing and eventually capturing Ahmed Hashim Abed, one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq, deserve commendation, not condemnation.
I asked Congressman Neal to sign a letter (PDF Here) calling upon President Obama to step in and defend these three sailors. By doing so now, the President would send a strong message to battlefields from Iraq to Afghanistan that the Commander-in-Chief understands the situations that our fighting men and women face every day.
Unfortunately Congressman Neal was not in his office at the time of my visit, but I trust that his staff will pass the letter along to him. My hope is that he will stand with me, and tens of thousands of Americans, in support of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
TONIGHT: We are having a Team Wesley CONFERENCE CALL at 8:00 p.m. The number is (712) 432-3100 and the access code is 394369. I encourage you to join us.