Joshua Dratel, a lawyer who has defended suspected and convicted terrorists, told The Post that Shelby and Hassan were overreacting to Lindh’s early release. He called their letter “a solution in search of a problem” and likened it to fearmongering.
“Beyond John Walker Lindh, anyone whose offense involved actual violence is not getting out soon,” Dratel said. “In a certain sense, saying, ‘Dangerous terrorists are going to be out there’ is not true. These people were sentenced accordingly by judges.”