Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Senate Democrats Defend Terrorists

Senate Democrats today took up the cause for the enemy, right where Amnesty International, Time and Newsweek left off. Of course, these thugs are unlawful combatants who have no Geneva Convention rights, but that's beside the point. Arlen Specter made some mention of bed coverings, but did not quite make the leap that the Democrats made.

Congress Debates Rights of Gitmo Suspects

"It's a genuine crazy quilt to try to figure out where the due process rights lie," said Specter

Due process does not apply. In any case, due process will lead to execution for many of the 'detainees', so you aren't doing them any favors.

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the Judiciary Committee's senior Democrat, called the detention center "an international embarrassment to our nation, to our ideals and it remains a festering threat to our security."

Let me get this straight; keeping the nastiest of the nasty behind bars is a threat to our security. Leahy is about to join Dean and Gore in the alternate universe. Is there some kind of hallucinogen in the water of Vermont?

He added: "This policy on detainees is clearly not working."

I think its working. That is unless someone escaped.

Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., later asked for a timetable. "If there is no definition as to when the conflict ends, that means forever, forever, forever these folks get held at Guantanamo Bay," he said.

Well, considering that these victims are going to attempt to kill my family when they get out, I can live with 'forever'. I think now would be a good time to take a look at some of the Democrats new allies. Remember these guys?

Mustafa Al Hawsawi

al-Hawsawi assisted the hijackers from the United Arab Emirates.

He helped coordinate with Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the operation, to bring the "muscle hijackers" into the United States in 2001.

He attempted to help bring the so-called "20th hijacker", Mohamed al-Kahtani, into the United States.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

"the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks."

helped finance his nephew Ramzi Yousef's World Trade Center bombing

As an al-Qaeda member he helped in the Bali nightclub bombings, the failed bombing of American Airlines Flight 63, the murder of Daniel Pearl, and other militant attacks.

Ramzi Binalshibh

a key al-Qaida member who helped in planning the September 11, 2001 attacks

The Hamburg cell member was refused an entry visa to the United States four times prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, where he allegedly wanted to join the 19 hijackers. His friend, Zakariyah Essabar, was also denied visas.

shared a Hamburg apartment with Mohammed Atta

Abu Zubaydah

was the chief recruiter for al-Qaida

operated a popular terrorist training camp near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan

became al-Qaeda's top military strategist following the death of Muhammad Atef

Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

the mastermind of the USS Cole bombing

became the chief of operations for the Arabian Peninsula

organized the Limburg tanker bombing in 2002

Perhaps once he springs them, Leahy can pull some strings at the DNC for his new friends. They have pretty good credentials in fund raising and Dean could use the help.

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