'Tremendous respect': Capt. Dan Quinn tells Glenn about bold stand that got him kicked out of the military

Joining Glenn on the air Thursday morning was former Special Forces Captain Dan Quinn, who recently made headlines after being relieved of his command for refusing to ignore the sexual abuse of minors at the hands of an allied commander in Afghanistan.

At the end of the interview, Glenn said how much he admires Quinn what his brave actions at the risk of of his career.

"It will be an honor to shake your hand," Glenn said. "You will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things."

For more, watch the clip below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

DAN: We got the report that you just went through before I came on saying that, you know, one of our commanders had kidnapped a 14-year-old boy, chained him to his bed, and raped him repeatedly for over the course of ten days to two weeks. And when this boy's mother came to get her son back, she was beaten as well. So the mother and her son came to our camp and just said, "Look, we know this is going to continue to happen. We've gone to the local government. They're indifferent. You and I both know they're not going to do anything to stop this. You're the only ones that can do something about it. So please help."

So at that point, I just felt compelled that both Charles Martland and myself felt compelled that there was -- that we had to take action and we couldn't just, you know, kind of blame our -- you know, the military rules and regulations and kind of pass the buck to the next guy in our chain of command and decided to -- and all we decided to do was -- we said, "Hey, we'll have this guy -- we'll invite this guy to our camp and make sure that this is true and explain the severity of his actions. And, you know, we'll go from there."

So we invited him to our camp. He came over. And we explained. We said, "Hey, these are the allegations against you." He agreed to them. And he said, "Yeah, that did happen." We explained the severity of the actions, and he just started laughing and saying it wasn't a big deal.

And all we were saying was, "Look, this may be acceptable in your culture." But it wasn't because, you know, the elders had complained about it to us. So like the whole, it's part of their culture, and you have to accept it. That's not necessarily true because the majority of the population does not support this type of behavior. And it's something that the elders had complained to us about as well.

GLENN: I don't care if they like it in that culture, it's evil. And if the culture embraces it, it's an evil culture and we shouldn't have anything to do with it.

DAN: I agree, Glenn.

PAT: So at that point, did you -- you or Martland hit him at that point? Right?

DAN: I did. I was first and Charles followed too.

GLENN: Hold on just a second. May a just say.

PAT: Yes.

(applauding)

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

DAN: I appreciate it.

GLENN: Okay. So then what happened?

DAN: It didn't last long. We just made sure that we got our message across, which is if you go near that boy again or his father, there are going to be very serious consequences. And, you know, we sent him home. And that was it. Then at that point, he had told -- he had told a few of his friends who had told the other Americans in our area, the Americans that are about an hour away from us. They called me and asked me what happened. And I said, "Yeah, I absolutely did assault him. And here's why I did it. And if there's any repercussions, you know, that's fine. Send them my way." And the next day, we had a helicopter come, pick Charles and I up. We were relieved of our command immediately.

PAT: Wow.

DAN: And they went about an investigation and found that Charles and I were going to be both relieved of command, sent home from Afghanistan early. We were mission complete.

GLENN: Dan, let me tell you something. I have -- I know a lot of heroes that have done a lot of great things in our military. As you may know, I know a lot of you guys. And I have tremendous respect. But I have to tell you, it will be an honor to shake your hand. There is -- there is almost no one that I have heard their story that I have more respect for than you. And I have to tell you, the two of you, you will be blessed for taking a stand. You didn't kill this guy. I would have snapped the guy's neck, quite honestly. But you didn't kill him. You didn't get out of control. You did all the right things. You just did the right thing and said, "Hands off." And if we're over there trying to win the hearts and minds of people, how can we possibly win the hearts and minds of people when we're allowing people to be raped under our nose? It's disgusting.

PAT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: But I just want to tell you, I admire you. I really admire you.

On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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