[FoRK] Welcome Back Kotter

owen at permafrost.net owen at permafrost.net
Mon Nov 10 21:06:04 PST 2008


Oops. Sorry for being out of touch (just posted that again from a different source). It's encouraging.
Owen

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:57:52PM -0800, Joe Barrera wrote:
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5126528.ece
> 
> "Mr Obama is planning to ship dozens of terror suspects from the
> prison to face criminal trial in the US as part of a plan to shut the
> jail down...."
> 
> "He is looking at creating a new "terrorism court" on the US mainland
> to try up to 80 terror suspects, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the
> self-confessed September 11 mastermind. Mr Obama said last week that
> he would close the prison "as quickly as we can do prudently".
> 
> "Yet the move will face stiff opposition from many Republicans on
> Capitol Hill and a substantial number of Americans, who strongly
> oppose bringing terror suspects to US soil with traditional rules of
> evidence that give those being prosecuted the presumption of
> innocence...."
> 
> "Prosecuting such high-value detainees in open federal court presents
> a host of problems. Evidence obtained by military interrogation would
> likely be thrown out. Defendants would have the right to confront
> witnesses, leaving undercover CIA offices or undercover informers to
> take the stand.
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