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Thompson: Due process for bin Laden
Yahoo News/ The Associated Press ^ | 09/10/2007 | JIM DAVENPORT

Posted on 09/10/2007 3:02:19 PM PDT by plain old dave

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson said Monday that while Osama bin Laden needs to be caught and killed, the terrorist mastermind would get the due process of law.

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If somebody could tell me just how this differs from standard leftocrat bilge, I'd be right appreciative....
1 posted on 09/10/2007 3:02:21 PM PDT by plain old dave
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To: plain old dave

Saddam had due process.

Worked for me.


2 posted on 09/10/2007 3:03:17 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: plain old dave; Admin Moderator

Read the article and find out if you’re so concerned. And stop changing titles.


3 posted on 09/10/2007 3:04:07 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: plain old dave

Oh, and welcome to Free Republic. IBTZ!!!


4 posted on 09/10/2007 3:04:55 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: plain old dave

I guess it depends on what the meaning of “due” is... and what the meaning of “process” is.


5 posted on 09/10/2007 3:05:01 PM PDT by SergeiRachmaninov
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To: plain old dave

Welcome to Free Republic.


6 posted on 09/10/2007 3:05:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: plain old dave
For anyone to suggest that we shouldn't squeeze out every last bit of intelligence information has absolutely no understanding how to fight a long term global war on terrorism," spokesman Todd Harris said. "It would be very dangerous for the long-term security of our country to not try to milk bin Laden for every ounce of information he has."

Happy to oblige. From the story:

"For anyone to suggest that we shouldn't squeeze out every last bit of intelligence information has absolutely no understanding how to fight a long term global war on terrorism," spokesman Todd Harris said. "It would be very dangerous for the long-term security of our country to not try to milk bin Laden for every ounce of information he has."

7 posted on 09/10/2007 3:05:30 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: plain old dave
How cute of you to only post the first sentence of an almost 20-paragraph article.

"For anyone to suggest that we shouldn't squeeze out every last bit of intelligence information has absolutely no understanding how to fight a long term global war on terrorism," spokesman Todd Harris said. "It would be very dangerous for the long-term security of our country to not try to milk bin Laden for every ounce of information he has."

Thompson also told reporters removing bin Laden would not end threats to the United States.

I agree with Thompson on this 100%.

8 posted on 09/10/2007 3:05:35 PM PDT by jdm
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To: plain old dave

If Bin Laden is captured alive — and that is a big if — he would get due process, just as the surviving Nazi were given due process at Nuremberg.
Due process is a hallmark of our civilization.


9 posted on 09/10/2007 3:06:01 PM PDT by counterpunch (Ron Paul is gearing up to be Hillary Clinton's Ross Perot.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

That is spooky. You beat me by five seconds too!


10 posted on 09/10/2007 3:06:27 PM PDT by jdm
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To: plain old dave
sniff sniff


11 posted on 09/10/2007 3:07:56 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: jdm

Well it really stands out. My only mistake was double quoting instead of quoting the troll first.


12 posted on 09/10/2007 3:08:18 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: plain old dave

13 posted on 09/10/2007 3:08:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: plain old dave

So, just how ARE things over in the Ron Paul camp, anyway?

(just a lucky guess)


14 posted on 09/10/2007 3:08:45 PM PDT by gruntSGT (Genuine Certified Card Carrying Foaming at the Mouth Lindsay Graham Hater.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Me too, ibtz.


15 posted on 09/10/2007 3:08:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: SergeiRachmaninov

Due as in (further in the article):

“For anyone to suggest that we shouldn’t squeeze out every last bit of intelligence information has absolutely no understanding how to fight a long term global war on terrorism,” spokesman Todd Harris said. “It would be very dangerous for the long-term security of our country to not try to milk bin Laden for every ounce of information he has.”


16 posted on 09/10/2007 3:09:02 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: counterpunch

“Due process is a hallmark of our civilization.”

Exactly. He dies in combat or evading us fine.

We catch his ass.

We prove our way works better. We show the world the confidence we have in democracy. Always.


17 posted on 09/10/2007 3:09:49 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: plain old dave

I think the troops should be given the order to shoot to kill if we locate Bin Laden. There is no reason in a war to take the chance of escape, hostages killed to try to get his release, heaven forbid, but nuclear threats if he remains in jail for so many years the muzzies get a nuke etc.

Bang. We win a battle. On to the next.


18 posted on 09/10/2007 3:09:50 PM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: SergeiRachmaninov

LOL!


19 posted on 09/10/2007 3:09:56 PM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: plain old dave
Did you READ your own article? Here's the title that you should have posted: Thompson: Due process for bin Laden. That would be the same "due process" that the detainees at Gitmo receive.
20 posted on 09/10/2007 3:10:02 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: plain old dave

A Hellfire missile seems like adequate due process for OBL.


21 posted on 09/10/2007 3:10:15 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Reflexes are slow today.


22 posted on 09/10/2007 3:10:31 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: Greg F

No way. Torture the heck out of him and get info.


23 posted on 09/10/2007 3:11:18 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

That was quick!


24 posted on 09/10/2007 3:12:16 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: plain old dave
Hey, Newbie:

Same as all the others who know Thompson is the only formidable, electable candidate, you can wish in one hand, and crap in the other.

25 posted on 09/10/2007 3:12:18 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: SmithL

Well, one thing that seperates us from Islamic countries and terrorist IS that we have due process.

Just think if Hillary could get away with not having due process?

So, as much as we hate it, it is probably a good thing to maintain.

That is Fred’s point.


26 posted on 09/10/2007 3:12:43 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: plain old dave

Welcome to FR you reactionary bastard.

And I mean that as a complement.


27 posted on 09/10/2007 3:12:59 PM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: counterpunch
Then why are the other enemy combatants not getting due process? The ones at Gitmo, who are to be tried by military tribunal?

Excuse me if I'm confused but I thought Bush has been arguing against due process for terrorists since the git-go.

28 posted on 09/10/2007 3:13:33 PM PDT by Millers Cave
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To: All

Looks like plain old dave is gone. But not forgotten!


29 posted on 09/10/2007 3:14:01 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: plain old dave

Welcome to FR Dave.
Nice try.
Click.


30 posted on 09/10/2007 3:14:39 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Clara Lou

The ACLU-run federal courts have already ruled that the Gitmo inmates must be treated according to the Geneva convention, despite the fact that they are illegal combatants and do not serve in the army of any signatory to the convention. Thompson should clarify wheter he will treat bin Laden according to the rules of the Geneva Convention.


31 posted on 09/10/2007 3:15:23 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: trisham

Looks like plain old dave is gone. But not forgotten!
____________________

That was quick.


32 posted on 09/10/2007 3:16:24 PM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: Greg F
I’m sure we’ll all remember him fondly.
33 posted on 09/10/2007 3:17:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

We’d do it just like we did Saddam.

Have him tried by Afganistan for crimes, then stone him or somesuch.


34 posted on 09/10/2007 3:17:17 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: plain old dave

I thought the reward was dead or alive. If someone wants to take the trouble to bring him in alive, I got no problem with them due’ing the process before hanging him high. A demonstration of justice for a guy who’s got a heavy debt owed to this country. But dead or alive means dead or alive.


35 posted on 09/10/2007 3:17:23 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

You Paulophiles are sooooo transparent.


36 posted on 09/10/2007 3:17:26 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: trisham

37 posted on 09/10/2007 3:17:53 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: traderrob6

Sorry LM that was directed at po Dave.


38 posted on 09/10/2007 3:18:13 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: All

Guys, give me a break. The guy just posted an article and asked a question. Not being a lawyer myself even I was puzzled by this statement until I read the posts.


39 posted on 09/10/2007 3:18:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Boycott FReeper Petronski's Wyler's! Insist on Kool-Aid! The best refreshment for Paulistinians)
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To: plain old dave

The man is running for POTUS, and you want him to say that he’s in favor of suspending due process in certain cases. Are you really that ignorant, or are you propagandizing? Either way, anybody who’d WANT a POTUS that agreed to what you’re suggesting is spouting the same “standard leftocrat bilge” you mention.


40 posted on 09/10/2007 3:18:37 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand
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To: Millers Cave
Al-Qaeda are terrorists and war criminals. They do not deserve due process. They deserve summary execution on the battlefield.
41 posted on 09/10/2007 3:19:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Names Ash Housewares

The trolls will use anything to hit fred with, even when it doesn’t make any sense.

Thompson is 100% correct on this issue, as he has been with every issue he has been talking about on the stump.


42 posted on 09/10/2007 3:19:13 PM PDT by Tears of a Clown
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To: Hoffer Rand
Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeus corpus during the Civil War and jailed journalists just for criticizing the war. He was right, and we need that kind of resolve today. Bin Laden is an animal. He does not deserve the protections of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
43 posted on 09/10/2007 3:21:16 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: rhombus

Exactly. Bin Laden’s head should be put on a stick and displayed to the world. Anyone who killed bin Laden would be a great hero and we would reward them, due process be damned.


44 posted on 09/10/2007 3:22:39 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Al-Qaeda are terrorists and war criminals. They do not deserve due process. They deserve summary execution on the battlefield.

I know that. So why do so many on this thread think we should treat Osama better than Al-Qaeda?

45 posted on 09/10/2007 3:23:19 PM PDT by Millers Cave
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To: Millers Cave
The combatants in Gitmo are prisoners of an ongoing war.
The Nuremberg trials were not held until after the war had ended.
 
46 posted on 09/10/2007 3:23:23 PM PDT by counterpunch (Ron Paul is gearing up to be Hillary Clinton's Ross Perot.)
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To: Millers Cave

“Excuse me if I’m confused but I thought Bush has been arguing against due process for terrorists since the git-go.”

No, “due process” can also be a military tribunal. It gets a little fuzzy since ultimately the government defines “due process”. ;-)


47 posted on 09/10/2007 3:23:27 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: traderrob6

I believe the preferred term is “Paulistians.”


48 posted on 09/10/2007 3:23:51 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: SergeiRachmaninov
and what the meaning of “process” is.

Process, verb,: acquire, identify, lase, release, then conduct BDA.

49 posted on 09/10/2007 3:24:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: counterpunch

They are not prisoners of war. They are illegal combatants. War has not even been declared.


50 posted on 09/10/2007 3:25:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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