Obama advisers say bin Laden can appeal to U.S. courts
Barack Obama's foreign policy advisers said Tuesday that Osama bin Laden, if captured, should be allowed to appeal his case to U.S. civilian courts, a privilege opposed by John McCain.This is really taking the idea of the United States as the world's policeman to the next level, but we have to remember that foreign nationals who brag about committing mass murder are people too. Probably Osama's how he is because of unresolved misogynist trauma as a child.
Responding to questions from The Examiner, Sen. John Kerry and former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke said bin Laden would benefit from last week's Supreme Court decision giving terrorism suspects habeas corpus, the right to appeal their military detention to civilian courts.
“If he were to be brought back,” Clarke said of bin Laden, “the Supreme Court ruling holds on the right of habeas corpus.”
... On Monday, Obama applauded the civilian prosecution of terrorists prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
“In previous terrorist attacks -- for example, the first attack against the World Trade Center -- we were able to arrest those responsible, put them on trial,” he told ABC. “They are currently in U.S. prisons, incapacitated.”
Well then, Obama, we'll just wait for the third round of WTC bombers to be arrested - then they'll be "incapacitated." Oh wait, there's no point.