Senators Cornyn, Smith, Lieberman, Webb, McCain, not common criminals

They want war crimes trials, then book ’em. Senators John Cornyn, Lamar Smith, Joe Lieberman, Jim Webb and John McCain have mouthed off against bringing accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial in US civilian courts. They want Mohammed and his fellow detainees tried by military tribunals, which have already been condemned as violations of international law. So has voting to support the attack on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo, secret prisons, etc.

Forget the presumption of innocence. Said Cornyn:

“These terrorists planned and executed the mass murder of thousands of innocent Americans. Treating them like common criminals is unconscionable.”

Added Lieberman, they–

“are war criminals, not common criminals … not American citizens entitled to all the constitutional rights American citizens have in our federal courts.”

Nope, sorry it doesn’t work that way. Our constitution protects the rights of everyone under US jurisdiction. Not to mention the detainees are “alleged” criminals as well.

The senators are perhaps influenced by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s media monicker: the self proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. That’s a rather inflated attribution based on a confession extracted after an apparently record setting series of water boarding torture sessions.

Unless Attorney General Eric Holder plans to conduct the 9/11 trials under wraps, with the sound off like the kangaroo court lynching of Saddam Hussein, this news could be the most significant development the 9/11 Truth Movement will ever get.

Next step, join the ACLU in urging Holder to try all War on Terror detainees in US civilian courts. This isn’t about keeping American citizens safe. As the Senators rightly miserly point out, this is about according the detainees sufficient rights that they might win an inconveniently fair trial.

2 thoughts on “Senators Cornyn, Smith, Lieberman, Webb, McCain, not common criminals

  1. AvatarDaniel Edd Bland III

    I was raised on Dr. Dobson, and have just sent him a letter requesting his assistance to help me stop loosing faith in the Christian Church. My Mom respects Dr. Dobson as much or more than any other Christian leader, and she is interested to see his response. I only started learning the truth about the 9/11 attacks last fall. It took me an entire year to convince my own parents to listen to me, and begin reviewing the evidence for themselves. Now that they have thoroughly and objectively taken a fresh look into all the available evidence, they too are now aware of how badly we have been deceived. They now fully support my mission to find out what really happened to 2,993 of our fellow countrymen that fateful September morning. My mom is very interested to see if/how Dr. Dobson will respond. Please read my open letter to Dr. Dobson and share your thoughts at………

    http://blandyland.com/?p=459

    Does Christ’s Church really stand for TRUTH & JUSTICE? That is the question!

    Daniel Edd Bland III
    http://www.BlandyLand.com

  2. AvatarBrother Jonah

    Christ, you can trust. A lot of Christians, ummm… no.
    I designed a button you can probably still find for sale on cafepress, says “I’m a practicing Christian, and if I practice long enough someday I might get it Right”. I don’t know if it keeps me from being too Pharisaical. Probably nothing would.
    And any amount of Pharisaical is too much.

    Dobson hires people to open letters with prayer requests and checks.

    They throw one away and keep the other. Guess which. It’s kind of off topic. But most Christians don’t control anything. They’ll tell us that in church, but the ones doing the controlling seem to have a lot of blood on their hands and an unrepentant attitude about it.. Just saying is all. The “average” Christian had no more to do with the back and forth hate spree than the average Muslim. Wouldn’t know it from the mob mentality stirring.

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