By Edwin Mora
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Ya think? There is no credible reason for this administration to expose terrorists to the people of New York, the American Taxpayer, and to our court systems. Terrorists are clearly enemy combatants and must consistently be tried by a military tribunal. It’s all part of Obama’s plan to spend up to a billion of our dollars when it could be done for the amount we are already paying the military at GITMO. If you are capable of providing a sane reason for Obama’s behavior please leave your comments. Also, don’t bother with because he’s a Marxist, a socialist, he wants to destroy America, some things are clearly a given. Let’s not forget that he sent the Navy SEAL’s back to Iraq to be tried instead of offering them the opportunity of a courts marshal in the U.S.A. Doubt this will effect the result, but hey it’s not their money. Random thoughts while observing the passing parade.
Washington (CNSNews.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), just back from a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan, said he and other senators found operational “confusion” among U.S. military officials on how to handle detained enemy combatants.
“From the top to the bottom, the military, the American military people that we talked to, indicated some confusion, operationally, about what you do when you detain a terrorist,” McConnell said at a press conference on Tuesday.
The Republican delegation, which McConnell led, included Republican Sens. Mike Crapo (Idaho), Roger Wicker (Miss.), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the Senate GOP Conference vice-chairwoman
After pointing out that a U.S. military general declined to answer questions about the handling of insurgent detainees without the presence of his lawyer, the minority leader said: “This operational confusion has . . . been created, it strikes me, unnecessarily and, frankly, dangerously, by the administration.”
McConnell criticized the administration, in particular, for recently handing over the so-called underwear bomber, Nigerian terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, to criminal courts rather than to the military.
“This sort of preoccupation, if you will, that we see on full display here in the U.S., with the example of the Christmas would-be bomber being turned over — not to the military for interrogation, but to criminal courts — and told he is entitled to a lawyer, is a mentality that I think is very dangerous in the war on terror,” the minority leader said. Complete Story