Friday, November 13, 2009

Independent Senator: Keep terror suspects out of U.S. courts

Today Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman said terror suspects should be kept out of the United States courts.

In a news release Senator Lieberman said, “The terrorists who planned, participated in, and aided the September 11, 2001 attacks are war criminals, not common criminals. Not only are these individuals not common criminals but war criminals, they are also not American citizens entitled to all the constitutional rights American citizens have in our federal courts… (they) should therefore be tried by military commission rather than in civilian courts in the United States."

Senator Lieberman’s statement continued to say, “It is inconceivable that we would bring these alleged terrorists back to New York for trial, to the scene of the carnage they created eight years ago, and give them a platform to mock the suffering of their victims and the victims' families, and rally their followers to continue waging jihad against America.”


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