John Walker Lindh Revisited

You should read Tom Junod’s article “Innocent” about John Walker Lindh.  It’s probably the first serious story written about JWL in years.  I had been meaning to link to the blog of another Sulayman, who has a thorough biography of JWL.  It complements the Junod article well.  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading them both.  Lindh’s story tugs at me in a way that those of many others wrongfully imprisoned in GWOT do not.

[I’ve written about him previously.]

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  1. I haven’t stopped by Sulayman’s site yet because it’s on Blogspot and I’m too lazy to try to find a decent proxy server (ah, the joys of surfing the Internet from China).

    I have read the Esquire piece and I must say that it’s one of the most riveting articles I’ve read in a long time. I’ve also been fascinated by JWL since first seeing him on TV. That article definitely sheds some light on some questions I’ve had about him.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing that. And here’s hoping JWL has finally settled on a name.

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