It might have escaped the attention of our president, but no one can fault Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren for not doggedly pursuing the plight of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who made a wrong turn with his truck and was imprisoned in Mexico for 214 days on gun charges. Tahmooressi finally set his feet on American soil Oct. 31, and tonight on “On the Record” Van Susteren aired a one-hour interview with Tahmooressi that was at times harrowing and downright uncomfortable to hear.

For example, the pair got into the details of a suicide attempt after an escape attempt went wrong.

Tahmooressi, who has PTSD, remained calm, but some thought it was too soon to be asking him to recount so many instances of trauma.

While many can forgive Van Susteren for conducting the interview, few are in a forgiving mood toward Mexico and the Obama administration.

Despite being asked to recount so many traumatic events, Tahmooressi’s final message was one of hope.



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