BY JAMES GORDON MEEK /Â DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
* Even if Bush doesn’t let him off he has a good chance with the Obaminator. A Muslim POTUS will be much more sympathetic to the cause…
Frank LindhÂ andÂ Marilyn WalkerÂ didn’t help their son’s case by slamming slainÂ CIAhero Johnny (Mike)Â Spann‘s father, who blames the Muslim convert for failing to stop Spann’s gruesome death in a 2001 Afghan battle.
“John Lindh had nothing to do with Mike Spann’s death,” Frank Lindh said inÂ San Francisco. “It was a shameful thing, I think, for that father to continue to make those claims against our son.”
The CIA paramilitary operative was gunned down in a firefight during a Taliban prison uprising atÂ Mazar-e-SharifÂ two months after the 9/11 attacks.
Since then, the grieving father has blamed Lindh for joining the Taliban, meetingOsama Bin LadenÂ and failing to warn his son a violent uprising was in the works. He opposes any commutation of Lindh’s remaining 13 years.
“I thought he ought to have got the damned electric chair,” Spann said. He called Lindh’s parents “cowards like he is.”