For a man who has shown little regard for the immutable and sacred principles of the Constitution during his 13-year legislative career in Congress, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is inexplicably very anxious to extend constitutional protection to accused noncitizen terrorists. When questioned whether he would read Osama bin Laden his rights as required under the Supreme Court’s Miranda ruling, including the right to remain silent and the right to legal counsel, Representative Kucinich responded that everyone, without exception, should be afforded those basic rights.
In a gambit he must have known was futile from its inception, John Galligan, attorney for accused Ft. Hood murderer Nidal Hasan, played upon the sympathy of the military magistrate presiding at a pre-trial confinement conference held in Hasan’s hospital room on Saturday.
Displaying unparalleled skill in a game they play too often, various agencies of the federal government appear to be conspiring to cover up research that was conducted that may have prevented the massacre of 13 people at Ft. Hood on November 5.
In an interview aired on NBC's Today show, President Obama predicted that one of the alleged September 11th terrorists will be convicted and executed. He quickly backpedaled saying he did not intend to pass judgment before the trial. The accused is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He is suspected of being the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Mohammed and four others accused of conspiracy in the attacks are being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba where they await trial as civilians in New York City.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced November 13 that the United States will bring five alleged September 11 co-conspirators to New York for a criminal trial. “I am confident in the ability of our courts to provide these defendants a fair trial, just as they have for over 200 years,” Holder told the press. “The alleged 9/11 conspirators will stand trial in our justice system before an impartial jury under long-established rules and procedures.”