On Thursday evening, Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren said she hoped President Barack Obama did not blow it by not talking to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto about U.S. Marine Stg. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been languishing in a Mexican jail since March.
The two Presidents spoke on Thursday about the border crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Van Susteren, who has been relentlessly reporting on the case, said there is “NO MENTION” in the readout about whether Obama spoke about Tahmooressi, who, as Breitbart News has noted, “accidentally crossed the Mexican border with guns in his truck” on March 31 before he was “promptly arrested, chained, and beaten by Mexican authorities.”
“I hope President Obama did not blow this one….did he mention Sgt. Tahmooressi to President Nieto or not?” Van Susteren wrote. “I am so hoping that President Obama had a ‘side conversation’ with and a promise by President Nieto that somehow is not part of the readout.”
Van Susteren said that, “the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that President Obama had to have said something, made some sort of deal…..he could not just ignore Sgt. Tahmooreesi, right? No one could ignore this, right?”
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said it seemed like Tahmooressi is the only person Obama does not want to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and emphasized that “it’s crappy that more hasn’t been done to help free this detained U.S. Marine” who has “suffered months in a Mexican jail for crossing the boarder into their country with registered arms.”
“We must implore our commander-in-chief to help America’s Marine under his command, and help his family with at least having their questions answered,” Palin said before noting that “perhaps if Sgt. Tahmooressi had deserted his post, his mother would get the red carpet treatment at the White House instead of being ignored.”
“Please don’t prove this is par for the course for your administration, Mr. President,” she continued. “Let’s bring our honorable Marine home.”