I am boggling at this. There are some who are tying to get Johnny 'Taliban' Lindh sprung from his 20 year sentence. Excuse me? What kind of mind altering drugs are you on? Yeah he is a mixed up young adult, so he should suffer the consequences.
He voluntarily went to Afghanistan to join the Taliban to join their violent jihad. An adult American, of his own free will, traveled to a foreign country and took up arms in service of that country. To me, by those actions, Lindh has NO American citizenship to claim.
Then, when he was captured in Afghanistan with a bunch of other Taliban dead-enders, he refused to divulge any information to his American captors. This refusal, in my opinion, was tacit participation in the uprising that later killed a fellow American, Mike Spann.
Lindh should be moldering at Andersonville and not subject to an early release.