Obama commutes sentence of drug dealer; how about pardon for Behenna?

President Barack Hussein Obama is on a roll with sentence commutations and pardons for drug offenders. Most recently, he felt compassion for a convicted drug dealer over a typo. As reported by UPI, “Proving the importance of proofreading, President Obama used the power of his office to commute the sentence of a prisoner who was serving an extra three-and-a-half years due to a typo. Ceasar Cantu, a convicted drug dealer from Katy, Texas, would have been forced to spend an extra 42 months in federal prison because of a clerical error.”

In 2006, Cantu pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges. According to sentencing guidelines, Cantu’s offense should have been a level 34, which comes with a mandatory 11-and-a-half year sentence, but administrators accidentally entered his level as 36 in the paperwork, landing him a 15 year sentence. Tuesday President Barack Obama commuted Cantu’s sentence to what it would have been under the sentencing guidelines had the typo not been made.

President Obama only granted one commutation during his first term, but this marks his tenth commutation during his second term, along with 52 presidential pardons while in office. In December, the president commuted the sentences of eight people convicted for crack cocaine, part of an effort to remove racial biasing from sentencing.

I challenge President Obama, Commander-in-Chief, to read this letter from recently pardoned Army Lieutenant Michael Behenna and ask, what about him and these men he mentions? Why not give Michael Behenna a presidential pardon instead of wasting it on political cronies, drug dealers and such? It would take far less courage to grant Behenna and the L10 a pardon than the courage it took for them to deploy, fight, and now be betrayed by their own country.

If Michael Behenna is a convicted felon, what do you call a person who abandoned Americans to die in Benghazi, went to bed, and flew off to fundraisers? As we’ve said here before, the world is upside down.

So Mr. President and Ms. Wannabe President, “what difference at this point does it make?” It makes a lot of difference and we are watching. Man up, Obama! Pardon and release these American warriors. Heck, you released Ali Musa Daqduq, who killed five American Soldiers, remember? I sent you a letter about that, and am still waiting for response. Tell you what, I’ll call it even if you pardon Behenna, and release and pardon those other men.

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del
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How about a pardon for Allen B. West for selling national secrets?

Richard Sr Hernandez
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How about a pardon for your brain, not its fault you’re dumb.

matt
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Your Obama bubblegum statue is calling from downstairs. “time to worship me”, it is saying. You better get down there!

gary foxley
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How about a pardon for idiot joe. B. For outing seal team 6 and getting some of them killed

Brendan
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While I agree that there is no reason to identify what particular special operations unit(s) carried out a mission… how did naming the unit get any of them killed?

Smoltzfan
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HOW ABOUT REVENGE FOR BIN LADEN

Brendan
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Reread what I wrote.
I did not ask why anyone might want payback.
That is obvious and you are correct.
I asked how naming the unit got anyone killed.
I was responding to a poster who wrote that naming the unit got people killed.

The_Patriot
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when you are a muslim President and supporter of AL Qaeda and they want their revenge and demand that barry serve up the offenders. barry willingly gave the orders to send in seal team 6 without gunship support, in daylight, which is never done. The helicopter was a sitting duck. Thanks to your dearly beloved bho

Brendan
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Muslim President? Oh boy… I’m not even going to respond to that one. But as for being a supporter of Al Qaeda… I think you are confused. More Al Qaeda were killed during Obama’s first two years than during all eight of Bush’s… including numerous Al Qaeda leadership. You may want to recheck the definition of “supporter” if you think killing them makes him a supporter. Also if I disregard some of your inaccuracies, can I guess you’re referring to the Taliban shooting down a CH47 in Afghanistan with the callsign Extortion17 back in 2011, wherein 15 SEALS from Team… Read more »
The_Patriot
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He killed who the Saudi’s were afraid of. Now I know it is hard for you to think, however who are the “rebels” fighting in Syria? AL QAEDA, NUSRA and other Islamic organizations and that’s who your precious overlord is giving billions to. Where do you think the 6 billion that hillary lost went to? Why do you think that everytime barry goes to Saudi Arabia he kisses the leaders hand and bows to him. Yes he gave the orders and left it to his YES MEN Generals. It is the same seal team, it did not have to be… Read more »
Josh
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Find out what unit did it, then where they are based out of, then plan an attack/kidnapping/murder. Basic reason for OpSec, especially for SOF.

Brendan
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So of all the places for Al Qaeda to launch an attack, you think getting on to a compound inside a Naval Special Warfare base is an easy target?

The_Patriot
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brendan there were plenty of times that the taliban got within 25 yards of a compound during a fire fight and yes they have gotten inside of bases posing as Police and yes they have killed our soldiers. easy target or not.

Brendan
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We are talking about bases here in the states… inside their compound on a US Naval base here in the states.

The_Patriot
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The tough security at several bases have been compromised already . The Washington Naval base. Ft Hood twice, MAcDill Air Force Base and armory where the guy stole almost 10,000 rounds of ammo and several weapons.
Bangor Naval base Bangor WA.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/impostor-shocking-military-base-breach

Micheal Lander
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how repeating facts not lies?

Aida Payton
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that’s Lt, should be Pardon he work dangerously Jail is not for him, Lt. Brehnannan Jail is not for him Why he put them there, what his convection?

Kachina Lively
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Obama loves to play God but as we have witnessed he is not too kind to our Military.

Mike Spanjer
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obamamao has no bussiness being commander in chief our worriers do not respect him

SFTOBEY
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I know what you mean about our warriors; but I guess you could now call them our worriers as well what with the FUBARed ROE in that AO known as Afghanistan.

Mike Spanjer
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LOL sorry about the spelling

Philanthropussy
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Why are you blaming Obama for commuting this Cantu’s sentence? The document had wrong info. If the document is bogus, than it can’t be used. Cantu noticed the typo and noticed the judge and his public defender, but no one wanted to help in. It doesn’t matter if it favors a drug dealer. The law applies to everybody. Whoever made the mistake should be blamed.

Richard Sr Hernandez
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That drug dealer sold drugs to kids and ruined their life, he can spend several more years in prison for all I care.

SFTOBEY
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He not only ruined their lives, he imperiled their eternal souls with his poison.

Philanthropussy
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His history has nothing to do with the issue. Plus, his previous record can not be used in court against him unless the courts can prove a pattern like assaults.. During the Zimmerman trail, his pass assaults against women aren’t used against him. His lawyers had that thrown out.

CJ
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H&R Block made a typo entry error on my taxes… I don’t get a break on my taxes…

Philanthropussy
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That’s no one’s fault but your own. You should have gone back to HR. I know on your contact with them there must be info on what the do about mistakes . Did you go back and tell them to fix it? Did the IRS catch it?

CJ
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Yes, the IRS caught it and send us a notice, after they finally sent it to the correct address (even though they had the current address)…that is a whole different issue.

Yes, H&R did refile for us, but that only corrects the error. So now we are stuck paying from an easily missed error from 2011.

james
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I don’t agree with you often… we have had own interesting conversations but correct me if I’m wrong but don’t they have a guaranteed return on mistakes. Something about they pay the penalty or something like that if they make a mistake…

Philanthropussy
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Yes. And on the tax form , your preparer has to list their name . I think CJ is full of it.

CJ
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Not full of it all. They will only cover the interest, but the larger portion…again on the number that was on the W2 form that another H&R Block Employee very clearly stated was an error that was completely their fault. H&R Block is stating that their guarantee only covers a small part of the return…you have to buy their extra special guarantee for another $$ to get them to cover any money in the mistakes they make. That was not explained at the time. Again, a something that was plug in from the W2 is something completely different in my… Read more »
Philanthropussy
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First , sorry for your situation . Secondly , if you gave me this info earlier I would not have said you were full of it. I’m not sure when this happened to you, but did you think about hiring a lawyer? you can argue incompetence and negligence no matter what. You signed . They are professionals not you. This extra insurance sounds like a scam.

CJ
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No need to apologize at all. It just happened this year. Unfortunately the cost of hiring a lawyer would cost just as much as paying. Going to try through the BBB and whatever else I can. Last resort would be a lawyer. I know we signed or my wife signed the documents, but if we have to review every single line that they did, then there is no benefit if hiring them for their service to begin with. The original incident was for the 2011 return. (My wife lives in a different location as a military member so I haven’t… Read more »
james
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Thought so…

Philanthropussy
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I once did my own taxes and made a couple mistakes. The IIRS caught them , redid my taxes and sent me a refund. Smaller than the first time .

Tom
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As a member of the military, I feel there is no way in hell this guy should get a pardon for what he did. He put himself and others around him in a dangerous situation in an attempt for revenge against someone whom he had no evidence to link him to what happened to his men. Shame on West for even suggesting that he should be pardoned

David Lloyd
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You dont know him or have ever met him….I know the story, the detainee went for his gun. He is a son of a Supreme Court Judge and a retired FBI agent. He wanted to serve his country. He is not that stupid. Propaganda will have you think otherwise. I was a Uniformed Service Member for years and knew LT Behenna personally.

james
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You should research your facts. There was evidence linking him to what happened to his men and some civilians. He was a known terrorist and al Qaida member. Information and testimony was withheld by prosecutor that substantiated defense witness testimony. Defense counselor tried to call the prosecution witness but was denied. Behenna was railroaded by the political and media machine. Check your facts. And besides you would rather pardon a drug trafficking and money laundering p.o.s. who provides drugs to our kids than a ranger who defended himself when this terrorist tried to take his weapon. You want to blame… Read more »
David Lloyd
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finally an intelligent human being instead of some libtard saying random shit….I know LT Behenna personally. He is not an idiot. He was fucked over…..

Richard Sr Hernandez
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Thank you

Brendan
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The drug dealer wasn’t pardoned. Check the facts.
And lieutenant Behenna stripped and executed an unarmed prisoner in his custody and then tried to destroy the body to cover it up and lied about it.
We don’t shoot prisoners… even scumbags who deserve to be shot.

Jeff McMullen
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We’ve been shooting them in every other war if it was deemed warranted.

Brendan
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Really? We’ve been shooting unarmed prisoners in every other war?

TruthWFree
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And I thought Obama claimed to kill people with drones. Is that better or worse that what Behenna was charged with?

Brendan
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What are you suggesting… that we shouldn’t kill terrorists until we have them in our custody and strip them naked?

Smoltzfan
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Who really cares when a terrorist is killed?

james
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Exactly!… But that is what Lt. Behenna was court martialed for….

Jeff Jackson
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The Obama/Holder Administration is/was the worst outright Racist and corrupt ever in American History. I just want Obama’s corrupt/racist legacy written in our history books for future generations to see forever.

Guest
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It’s easier to forget about them. Just use a little white out.

james
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One can hope… but they cant even admit the truth now about what their ” Most transparent administration ever” (campaign promise, I mean lie that Obama stated when he was elected) is/has been doing all this time. The liberals are certainly not going to let the history books show the truth. They already censored Tom Sawyer because literary language of that era “offended”someone. Illinois is teaching their own version of the constitution, adding words and phrases not even in the document instead of teaching our youth as they should… truth, honesty, integrity,duty to family and country, pride in the history… Read more »
templarwd
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Just wait until he pardons “Chelsea” Manning on his death-bed. Notice I didn’t say office. The (R)’s SO weak he could declare himself Grand Imperial Potentate for life and they’d be good with it.

afftongrown
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Why do you find that funny? That’s been his agenda all along! Nothing funny about it!

Opinionated American
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Pardoning American war hero’s won’t win his democraps votes. As you stated only thugs and drug dealers will. Keeping criminals on the streets helps his gun grabbing agenda when they kill others. We all know the good guys send the bad guys to their maker one way or the other. BTW. I would have waited 14 years and then said to Cantu oops! Free our heroes.

The Yankee
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You folks are aware Michael Behenna was set free in March right? He’s been out about a month on Parole. I find it funny how you all listen to a ill-informed person like Allen West…sad a little research goes a long way…

CJ
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Free and still considered a convict is different that being pardoned.

Richard Sr Hernandez
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Did you even read the article?

disqusDmom
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AND You are aware that parole from Leavenworth is not a pardon, and certainly not a Presidential pardon! Right? “Thirty-year-old Michael Behenna was granted parole in February after serving five years of his 15-year sentence for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone.” http://newsok.com/edmond-soldier-michael-behenna-released-from-prison/article/3942925

Rick Liebst
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Thank you f or the information as to what this soldier did. The amoral way that west’s campaign uses makes me wonder just what kind of a man that the Col. is?

oldgoatee
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Our enemies are supposed to die. LTC West is the kind of man who believes this.

Jimbo Her
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He should not be pardon…Views from military back ground you don’t kill un arm men at your care….even if they deserve a bullet…let the military court file their fate not murdering them then lying about it…

bubba
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Obama and his private government kill unarmed civilians all the time.

bubba
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Yet your president wants to disarm every American and will not hesitate to have his private militia shoot and kill UNARMED AMERICAN CITIZENS.

David Lloyd
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idiot……You dont know him. You dont know his story. He was attacked….

MotherBatherick
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obama lacks the courage and character it takes to be their Commander-in-chief. He’s never shown that he takes care of his men and women in uniform and never will.

David Lloyd
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AMEN

Drew Meyerowich
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Continue to be completely out of touch on issues like this Allen and wonder why every issue you address is looked at as ill informed and misguided. This is not a Soldier and I guess you don’t care about the facts of the case…He surely doesn’t represent the great men and women I have been honored to serve with!

Rick Liebst
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You have failed to mention exactly what the soldier did? Is this how the Col. surrounds himself with this caliber of people that resorts to half truth and misleading actuation’s?

BenjaminZgak
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Is research really that hard? Sometimes a point is made with the assumption that the reading audience is well informed. Before thinking you are making a strong point, I suggest you do your own research and stop expecting people to hold your hand. This is the last time: Behenna was charged with unpremeditated murder. He shot a captive while delivering him to a checkpoint. He had clear evidence that the shooting was in self defense, but it was ignored. He was sentenced to 25 years and paroled last month. Although he is now free, a pardon could still absolve his… Read more »
Drew Meyerowich
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If he had such “Clear Evidence”, why did he not report it when it happened? Why did he drive him out to an isolated location in the desert and strip him and untie his hands? Why did he try and burn the evidence? Only when Iraqi’s found the body did this murder start his stories…

Rick Liebst
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And before someone replies with ” well what do you think that Obama does!” Other then giving an example that depends on lack of proof and pure partisan bias Give a actual example?

James
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State the facts, Mr. West: Ali Musa Daqduq was not released, but was put in the custody of Iraq, which promised to try him, then later found insufficient evidence to try him.

afftongrown
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Well, of course Iraq wasn’t going to find the tyrant guilty of any crime! I’m sure they celebrated him!

James
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They are a sovereign nation, with a government that we helped create. If we are not going to allow them to govern, why were we over there?

oldgoatee
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So some other raghead did it?

James
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As for Mr. Behenna’s situation, military courts found him guilty of unpremeditated murder and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He appealed on a technical issue and lost. Later, a military panel reduced his sentence and he was released on parole. Fellow soldiers, including those who were present with him, deemed him a murderer. You claimed that Obama has granted pardons to “political cronies”, without citing examples. Obama has granted the fewest pardons and commutations of any president in history. The few he has granted were to correct disparities in sentences that the courts, Congress, and the U.S. Sentencing… Read more »
cyclone
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The reason he was prisoned is because the killer who was trying to kill him in a BATTLE was a member of al-Qaida–a brother of our illegal alien, pseudo wanna be president. The guy wasn’t exactly trying to be friends!! Get the facts, people–it was kill or be killed.

David Lloyd
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I know this man personally….sad, sad story. LT Behenna is a hero. I met him when I was in the Army.

Jeff McMullen
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I agree, 1LT Behenna is a hero. This is an outrage. It would have never happened in a previous war. What happened to the Army?

James
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He was charged by offficers in the military justice system. Things like this HAAVE happened before. Ignore history at your peril.

iprazhm
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It’s a shame to see the islamic trolls here trying to continue where obama left off. Many officers have left the service because of this administrations radical dismantling of our US military. Some have been removed from service to make way for liberal radicals. When obama is done with our military, there will be no military.