‘American Taliban’ fighter John Walker Lindh from Marin released from federal prison

Family and friends saw John Walker Lindh as an impressionable Marin County kid who bumbled his way onto the battlefields of Afghanistan at the height of America’s post-9/11 invasion there. To the rest of the world, he was the wild-haired jihadi dubbed “The American Taliban.”

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That was in 2001. Lindh’s...