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5 years 1 week ago, 10:57 PM

greg az

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This has got to be the worst decision yet by the administration. Holder was actually proud of this, stating "my decision" over and over. So lets look at it, rember the trial was set for military tribunal before his intervention.
On face value it sounds like, uh ok, no way that New Yorkers are going to let this guy off, and Holder stated also that this would "show case" our legal system.
Thats exactly what im afraid of, Lawyers (dont even like to type that word) are going to be on this like stink on s..., theres no way that this is going to happen inside the next 4 yrs. and every liberal defence lawyer in the world is going to want a piece of this because of the waterboarding issue. This will be a trial inside a trial, that will cost tax payers billions.. Just consider all the cost factors, were picking up the bill for all here.
Holder admits this could have been tried in a militray court. By all precident it should be, KSM has already stated he would plead guilty, so this is just a stupid, and costly publicity stunt by the administration to get even with CIA, and all involved with his interigation. When asked what he would do if KSM was found innocent Holder said, we still have the option at that time of a Military trial.. And this would somehow show case our legal system, we try and find the guy inocent, and then take him to trial again.. yeah right, makes me think everyone is gona think we have a great system. Sen Graham asked Holder if we were going to read OBL his rights if we capture him.. This is a legitamate question. If were going to deal with this as a criminal act. WHICH WERE DOING BY HAVING A CIVILIAN COURT HEARING, then his case could be compromised if rights werent read to him.. This is stupid beyond belief. Costly beyond words, Will give those responsable a forum to spout thier beliefs to the world. Could because of the waterboard issue be lost. Needlessley puts victom's (who all oppose it)
thru hell again. Will bring negative to our great nation when defense lawyers open the trial inside a trial of interigation tactics. Might well disclose secrets we don't want disclosed. And again might be lost.. I know this much the big loser here is the familys of those lost and tax payers.

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5 years 1 week ago, 11:16 PM

ecaman

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Military trial

Khalid Sheik Muhammed (sp) insists that he is a soldier, & that he is proud of what he accomplished. Well, since he's a soldier (& why bother to argue with him about that), give him a military trial. Give him the opportunity to make whatever statement he wants, at whatever length. Do it in Gitmo. Then after he's found guilty, execute him by the slowest, most painful method imaginable. He's said that he wants to die a martyr to the cause of Al Qaeda & Islam. We should accomodate him.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
5 years 1 week ago, 11:27 PM

zx12rmike

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From what I heard today, turning this into a federal case is going to draw this out for a very long time and cost the taxpayers (Uh you and I) a lot of cash. Yes, we will be paying for everything. I know we do anyways. I mean we are going to be paying to keep a man alive that wants to be a martyr. It is his religion, and I say we oblige him. This should not be done on American soil, this shouldn't be done in a civilian court. I just want people to remember this administration for this, as well as, many other VERY bad decisions they have made. I don't care in the slightest whether he thinks there are virgins waiting for him or not. He will pay the price now, or when My God gets ahold of him, and yes that will be before he sees any virgins!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
5 years 1 week ago, 11:41 PM

luckybychoice

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no other terrorist has been in military court,so what if it takes 4 years,i don't think bail is an option here.the only thing this asshole is gonna get that he shouldn't is a lot of press.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 1 week ago, 11:45 PM

zx12rmike

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I say we have a nationwide vote like they do on those tv shows. Yay or Nay call, email, text, Only Americans can vote see what happens.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson

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