Viewpoints: 9/11 conspirators shouldn't be tried in federal court

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:04am

 

U.S. Senator Bob Corker ( R-Tenn.) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to prevent the use of Justice Department funds to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and the 9/11 conspirators in federal court. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) currently has 18 co-sponsors. Here are Sen. Corker's comments:

“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other al-Qaida terrorists should not be given the same rights as American citizens, and they should not be tried in a federal court.

“Congress responded to the 9/11 attacks by authorizing the use of military force and by developing a military commission system to detain enemy combatants and try those who violate the laws of war.

"Military commissions provide a fair standard of justice, reflect the true status of these terrorists according to U.S. and international law, and are the proper venue for the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.”

 

278 Comments on this post:

By: gdiafante on 2/3/10 at 12:31

You had to go there, bfra...I am offended that you used crackers. As full partner in Dargent & Gdiafante, you will be sued momentarily.

By: MamaG on 2/3/10 at 12:35

LOL! I love Queen Latifah!

By: Captain Nemo on 2/3/10 at 12:37

Elmer Fudd as George W Bush

Yosemite Sam as Dicke Cheney

Daffy Duck as Donald Rumsfield

Bugs Bunny as Obama

Pepe' Le Pew as Bill Clinton

By: Funditto on 2/3/10 at 12:40

So my movie would be a cartoon? That's even better.

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 12:46

"It's human nature to be apprehensive of 'different'. You know you've crossed the line into being a little bit racist when you catch yourself saying things like, 'wow, there sure are a lot of them'"

By: Captain Nemo on 2/3/10 at 12:49

Why not, Funditto.

By: bfra on 2/3/10 at 12:49

Dusty for when you get back: I have seen a lot of the US on a Harley but never with a gang. Rode in a lot of groups but when more than one bike pulls into most public places, you are treated like a gang. A lot of drivers don't even respect that you have a right to be on the road. But it is well worth it!

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 12:51

Jerry Mathers as the Beaver...

By: bfra on 2/3/10 at 12:51

g - What do you eat with sardines?

By: gdiafante on 2/3/10 at 12:53

low fat cheese

By: Captain Nemo on 2/3/10 at 12:55

low fat cheese

With that I am going to work. see ya

By: gdiafante on 2/3/10 at 12:56

Anyone catch Lost last night?

By: MamaG on 2/3/10 at 12:56

Jessica Rabbit: I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

By: Captain Nemo on 2/3/10 at 12:58

No and don't tell me. I will wait for the DVD's next year.

I am catching up on Heros and Fringe from last year.

By: sidneyames on 2/3/10 at 1:01

By: Captain Nemo on 2/3/10 at 10:39
What is a hate group? A hate group is an organized group or movement that advocates physical or verbal aggression toward or refusal to interact with persons on the ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_group

So if I don't interact with persons who are in a "hate" group, what doess that make me?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 11:01
By: sidneyames on 2/3/10 at 10:55
Oh yeah and RAP (yap) songs with violence against women! We need to zip those lips and stop that rap crap! And any other hate songs!

what about freedom of speech?

Well, is it freedom of speech if I say "NO more state funded abortions" or is it hate?
Is it freedom of speech if I say "no gay marriage" or is it hate?

Mind you I'm not "saying those things"; I'm just asking you to clarify. (disclaimer)

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 11:30
D-U: Outlaws, uh? I did picture you looking like "Yosemite Sam" or the "Frito Bandito". Close?
And nit-wit Sid says motorcycle clubs are for lovers? Introduce her to "The Hell's Angel's" or " The Diablos

Well, The Hell's Angels changed their image. And you are a nit wit cause you know what another nit wi looks like. STOP CALLING ME NAMES! Jack7.

By: sidneyames on 2/3/10 at 1:02

And I hate anchovies! Gonna campaign against them next time they run!

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:18

My wife watches Lost, which means that I watch it...kinda. Fringe, too.
Dexter, True Blood, & House are the ones I actually pay attention to.

By: gdiafante on 2/3/10 at 1:21

I don't watch House anymore, too predictable, that's why I watch Lost, you never know what's going to happen and it makes you think.

I like Fringe, I just haven't been watching it this year.

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:22

This just in at press time: Sid has it verified by 3 sources, only two of which are on Death Row, that "the Hell's Angel's have changed their image".
I'd say this woman is dumber than a box of rocks but I don't want to offend any obsidian.

By: bfra on 2/3/10 at 1:23

g - low fat cheese? never tried that

Growing up, when I went hunting with my dad that would be all he took for us eat. Would stop at a country store and get a pt of milk@, so it was either eat or go hungry. That is how I cultivated a taste for sardines. Don't think they had made low fat cheese back then.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:24

i saw Lost. answered a lot of questions last night.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:25

i like sardines on crackers. do they still make the mustard ones? those were my favorite.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:26

is it possible to score a negative number on an IQ test? sid, i got a job for you.....

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:26

They do make the mustard ones, Blanket. I'm surprised you don't see those at the Asian market.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:26

well, i've never looked for them. i will next time i go there.

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:27

Fund-O: Michael Moore couln't possibly play me...he's too good looking.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:27

sardines and a cold cold beer.

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:28

Several flavors. Wifey-poo likes the mustard sardines. I'm not a big fan.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:28

Funditto, you think Debra Winger could play me? if we do the cartoon version, you could use Meg from Family Guy as me.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:28

you like the regular ones with hot sauce, though?

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:30

Those, I can tolerate. Hot sauce works wonders.

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:31

Anchovies are a must on pizza.
What I don't like is pineapple on my pizza.
Or, bananas on my peanut butter, no offense to Elvis.
Or, whipped cream on my ......oh, never mind.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:33

no bananas on peanut butter? come on, that's awesome. especially if you add some honey.

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:33

House: Isn't "Hot Sauce" that two bit hooker who works 2nd & Broadway? I heard she can work wonders.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:35

dargent, she moved to the Starlight. house and slacker can confirm that.

By: MamaG on 2/3/10 at 1:40

And my seester...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:41

lol, Mama!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:41

everytime someone posts that it reminds me of Nacho Libre. i could watch that 100 times and still crack up!

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:45

Confirmed. That is not an admission of guilt, however.

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:46

Nazix2: Whenever I read an insane post by Sid, I watch The Three Stooge's "Pie Fight" to bring me back to reality.

By: gdiafante on 2/3/10 at 1:50

You watch the Stooges quite a bit, then...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:50

HA!

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:51

The Starlight, uh? The only one that I ever saw there was, "Whipped Cream".....she claimed she could straighten out any man's anchovie, "and turn it into paste".
I said I didn't order any pizza today, but I'd keep her in mind.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:52

just no low fat cheese on the pizza, ok dargent?

By: house_of_pain on 2/3/10 at 1:54

No high-protein cheese, either...

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:54

gdia: While you elite sophisticates might have "Moonlight Sonata" as your cell's Ring-Tone, us others have Curly's, "Yuk,Yuk,Yuk" on ours.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:55

Oregon couple was found guilty Tuesday of criminally negligent homicide for praying over their ill son instead of seeking medical help.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/83404947.html

By: dargent7 on 2/3/10 at 1:57

I think when you have Curly as your cell's wallpaper and "Yuk Yuk Yuk" as your Ring Tone, you're pretty much telling the Universe you no longer give a shit.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:58

Some churches are starting "Fight Club"–style Ultimate Fighting leagues.
http://www.theweek.com/article/index/105834/Fists_for_Jesus

nope, it's not The Onion!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/3/10 at 1:58

Who Would Jesus Deck?