Trying Terrorists in Criminal Courts

Trying Terrorists in Criminal Courts
Captain Jack

So Obama wants to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in America’s criminal courts like Clinton tried McVeigh in criminal courts. Should we? Isn’t he a terrorists? Isn’t he supposed to be tried like an enemy combatant?

I must ask you, if he’s a combatant, what war is he a warrior of? Iraq didn’t attack us on 9/11 and neither did Afghanistan. So, who is he a warrior for?

I’m sure you’re not going to say he’s a warrior for the enemies of our war on terror. There is no “war” on terror just like there’s no war on drugs and no war on poverty, it’s just a marketing brand.

Should he be granted the rights defined in America’s constitution? He’s a terrorist for crap’s sake.

Well, for anyone who graduated elementary school, you’ve certainly read the constitution and you know that our freedoms apply to “persons” not just American citizens. So, the answer is, yes, of course he gets his day in court, and a real court, not a kangaroo court or military tribunal.

But the thing that pains me the most is that he’s been imprisoned for about a fifth of his life, much of it accompanied with torture and he has never had his day in court. This is so against our laws that whoever put him in Guantanamo should certainly be shot. Of course, not before he gets his day in court. What makes you think I’m talking about Bush? 🙂

This is a big step in the right direction for America. We’re beginning, just beginning to get some sensibility back in our government. We’re beginning to honor the constitution after 8 long years of criminal administration.

So why is there such a vocal opposition to this? Do so many people really hate what America stands for and hate what’s in our constitution or are they just scaredy pants? Shame on them.

2 thoughts on “Trying Terrorists in Criminal Courts”

  1. Oh, sure, it’s easy to criticize others in retrospect, but at the time, everyone agreed it was the right thing to do.

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