Monday, February 11, 2008

Report: Six Tied to 9/11 Face Execution

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Including the biggest fish caught to date:

The officials said the charges would be announced at the Pentagon as soon as Monday and were likely to include numerous war-crimes charges against the six men, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the former Qaeda operations chief who has described himself as the mastermind of the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

A Defense Department official said prosecutors were seeking the death penalty because “if any case warrants it, it would be for individuals who were parties to a crime of that scale.” The officials spoke anonymously because no one in the government was authorized to speak about the case.

A decision to seek the death penalty would increase the international focus on the case and present new challenges to the troubled military commission system that has yet to begin a single trial.
The murder of three thousand and numerous others by Mohammed seems to warrant his execution. Get ready for the world outrage on this one and the hand wringing by the political left in this country.

It'll be interesting to see what Obama and Hillary think about this. Hillary's home state was attacked and believe me, even normally liberal NY'ers will want to see the perpetrators put down. She'll waver of course and set herself up for a hit from the left, yet Obama will have to play this smart and not seem too defensive of the terrorists who knocked down the twin towers.

If Bush is making this a political issue, it's a smart play.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The US should have executed those responsible for 9/11 many years ago. Instead it tried to extract confessions out of people through torture. Invaded a country that have nothing to do with 9/11. Tortured thousands and starved millions. Took a slice of their oil. All this, while the rest of those that are guilty of 9/11 are still free. That is what is reflected in history books.