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Originally posted by jibeho
I said this before in another related thread that we are about to witness a lethal blow to our nation and its troubled justice system if the case moves forward. The system will be turned inside out and will ultimately be used against us in defense of these terrorists.
NYC and the nation is not ready for what will rise out of this cesspool of a trial.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
“Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.” - George Washington, charge to the Northern Expeditionary Force, Sept. 14, 1775
Originally posted by centurion1211
And the obama administration and liberal supporters are also taking a huge risk to their own chances for re-election and control of the government with these civilian trials. Imagine if these terrorists get off on some technicality, such as the so-called "torture"? IMO, the country will go ballistic.
Originally posted by HotSauce
reply to post by Eurisko2012
Thanks for sharing that video. Everyone should take time to watch this whatever your political leanings are or what country you are from. Lindsey Graham makes some great points.
Graham does a great job of stating the very negative implications of the AG trying to try terrorists/enemy combatants in particular in civil court. It just opens up the possibility that much will be thrown out of court since these people didn't receive Miranda rights before being interrogated.
[edit on 18-11-2009 by HotSauce]
Originally posted by Chance321
Mr. Graham made on mistake when he said he knows holder is looking out for the people. He's not, he looking out for the terrorist. If this boob gets KSM's case thrown out of court, then that'll mean everyone that was captured on the battlefield will basically have to be set free because they weren't read their rights according to these new rules.
Now here's a twist I just thought of. If KSM's case were to be dismissed would he beable to sue the US in civil court?
We have got to stop this and put it back to a Military Court as it should be.
Originally posted by ufoptics
reply to post by GovtFlu
What will that get us....they will just lie a bigger lie......what absolutely freaks me out is the way they are just hoe-hum talking about this. Don't they understand the most simple concepts of the law? I am just a layman & I do....sorry days for us, because the people are taking this BS hook, line and sinker.
The Hype is, get the evil doers. And as Bush used to declare "We will hunt them down and KILL them"......so very christian of good ole W. They declared war on the US, the US declared war on them, therefore it is an act of war.....Military Tribune/Court, Period. Military Courts are fair, I should know, first hand knowledge. If found guilty they assign the punishment, life in prison or the death penalty.