Obama wants to give Bin Laden Civilian Rights

As you may have heard, the Obama Campaign said they would want to let Osama have the right to appeal in civilian courts. Let me explain why it is a bad decision to give terrorists and enemy combatants the same rights as Americans.

9/11

It’s that simple. When we prosecuted the terrorists that tried to blow up the WTC in 1993, we gave them the same rights that civilian criminals got. First, this is a national security issue, not a civil rights one. Those terrorists had access to all the national security information because the accused has the right to all the information the prosecution has. Therefore they had lists of hundreds of terrorists and people of interest that they handed over to individuals like Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden blew the whistle and we lost it all. Again the liberals snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

Second, in 1996 when Sudan had Osama bin Laden, they wanted to hand him over to Bill Clinton. President Clinton said we didn’t have a reason to hold him (legally speaking) so we let him go. One, if we had used Gitmo we wouldn’t have had 9/11. And if we followed our Constitution and yes, even International Law, we would have had Osama facing justice and no 9/11. Habeas Corpus is a constitutional Presidential power and no one should take it away. And nowhere in our Constitution does it grant enemy combatants rights, nor in international law. We imprisoned over thousands of Germans in Europe, and the Supreme Court said it did not have the authority to rule on a case similar to Boumediene v. Bush right after World War 2. Do not squander our hard-fought rights to enemy combatants. We are the United States of America not the United Countries of the World. We are a republic and let’s start acting like it.

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