Now Obama is backing down on the trials issue..Is this guy ever going to get something right?
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
I wouldn't exactly call myself obsessed with this issue. The guy's gonna be executed either way.
One of you will end up here next!
The Bush "Legacy"???
Educate me as a lot of words come to mind talking about Bush
Legacy ain't one of them ...
My God ... the Right and their "Bush protected this country" is laughable considering Clinton protected this country for a longer period of time after the 93 WTC attack than Bush did after 9-11
Why am I a "rightee"? Just because I disagree with you?I don't understand why you rightees are so against it when that's what has been used for ALL terrorist convictions except for THREE (3).
So, they don't deserve the legal distinction of a soldier (I never said they did, by the way), but they do deserve the legal distinction of a US citizen?You guys say these terrorists are not soldiers yet, you want them to be treated as soldiers in a military tribunal. They don't deserve the honor of being tried as a soldier.
You said we've tried 99% of terrorists in civilian court. I find it hard to believe that virtually every terrorist we've captured has been processed in such a manner, especially when we are holding several terrorists indefinitely or handing them over to foreign intelligence agencies for interrogation. This doesn't even take into account the fact that Obama orders extra-judicial killings of terrorists (predator drones) almost everyday. Why doesn't the far-left take exception to that?Are you serious?!?!? Why am I debating this with you if you don't know who has been tried and convicted where? Anywhere between 90 and 300 terrorists, depending how you count them, have been convicted in civilian courts. Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, was arrested and was ready to be tried in a civilian court in Boston. Until he confessed, you didn't hear these whiney cries from the people of Boston over his upcoming civilian trial, did we?
Not even remotely true.You wish. Most people want the civilian trials.
Two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court, according to a new national poll.
CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - CNN Poll: Americans want KSM tried in military court - Blogs from CNN.com
I'm not afraid of anything. It's just a stupid idea.It's just that you rightees cry so loud over KSM being tried in New York that you've scared everyone. What in the world are you afraid of? All you are doing is acting like a bunch of lemmings following your idiotic Repuke leaders wherever they direct you to go. You don't even know why you're arguing what you're arguing.
I have a better idea. Let's extract as much intel from him as possible using whatever means necessary and shoot him in the back of the head. Then we can take pictures of his dead body and circulate them throughout terrorist hot-zones with a message that reads, "You're next."Try the SOB right here and show the world we are not afraid to try ANYONE who attacks us. By switching to the untried and very new military tribunal we will be rolling the dice as to how this will effect us.
If you want to send the Jihadists a stern message, having a show trial in New York isn't really the way to do it.
Last edited by Ethereal; 03-06-10 at 02:27 AM.
Do you really think a jihadist will drop his lifetime of teachings and hatred because we tried someone in a civilian court? apparently we have tried "99%" of terrorists in civilian courts already. Isn't that good enough? Shouldn't the hearts and minds have already changed due to this irrefutable "fact"?
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
I think the biggest downside to a civilian trial is that the defense is guaranteed the process of Discovery, which means that whatever information/sources the prosecution plans to utilize at trial must be provided to the defense before the trial begins. The defense could subpoena such people to testify (under direct/cross examination) in open court. Such intimate information could severely compromise US and foreign intelligence/military personnel and related assets.
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The Right is nothing but a bunch of pussy ass sellouts to this country ...
Barack caving in on anything those AHoles want is disgusting
1. watch your language
2. obama's a loser