Skip to comments.Victims of Cole bombing upset
Posted on 02/06/2009 5:38:43 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
A top officer slammed Obama's decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the 2000 suspected U.S.S. Cole ship bomber.
The commanding officer of the U.S.S. Cole during the 2000 attack slammed President Barack Obama Friday for his decision to seek the withdrawal of charges against the suspected ship bomber and the presidents order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Personally, I am very disappointed he has gone forward with this, said retired Cmdr. Kirk S. Lippold on MSNBCs Morning Joe show. But more important is the impact that has on the families who have waited for eight years for justice to have to wait another 120 days.
Lippolds comments were a glimpse of what Obama will hear at a Friday meeting with families of victims of the Cole bombing and 9/11 attacks. Lippold said he will be in attendance.
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He doesn't belong in a federal court. He is an enemy combatant. That's how the scummy Clintons tried to fight terrorism and it didn't work.
No need to be too bent out of shape here ... just tell the Cole parents exactly when and where the terrorist is going to be cut loose. Just because military justice fails doesn’t mean that justice cannot be served. There are plenty of professional folks out there that can help out, maybe even pro bono.
This reminds me of the ill-fated regime of Salvador Allende of Chile in the early 1970’s before Pinochet overthrew him.
I do not certainly advocate a military takeover in America but let me put it this way—in the history of the world more regime changes have taken place through coups than any other reason. And if I were a leader with socialist intentions I would rather piss off the regular folks than take on the military. while the former may be cowed into submission the latter have been taught never to acquiesce, but instead to fight to the finish.
Fortunately for Obama democracy is held in high regard in America and military action against the government would not be countenanced even by conservatives.
I take that back! Only five were black.
Perhaps. His attorneys will probably raise the issue of a prompt trial. Then there's the admissability of evidence, al-Nashiri having been waterboarded by the evil Bush-Cheney cabal. He'll probably be convicted, but the victims families have every reason to be upset.
Then again, the Obama administration has raised rendition as a possible solution. I don't know his middle east connections, but if he's sent to the Saudis, they'll either release him or behead him.
He doesn't belong in a federal court. He is an enemy combatant. That's how the scummy Clintons tried to fight terrorism and it didn't work.But weren't other enemy combatants such as Moussaoui and the shoe bomber put in the slammer for life via the Federal Court?
Then again, the Obama administration has raised rendition as a possible solution.If he is rendered to another country then I will be alarmed. I don't see it happening though.
We’ll see, it’s a solution. The Saudis will probably kill him, Yemen will give him a medal. The question will be the status of his confessions, which he claims were extracted under torture, in civil court. That may be enough to change his mind about a guilty plea. It could be quite a circus.
They say that the crew of the Cole refused to leave the ship, staying with her until she was brought into port. It speaks volumes about the dedication and commitment of our sailors.
Name one thing this...man...has done since inauguration that is not communist inspired.
No Navy in history, not even the once esteemed RN, has ever come close to the USN in damage control.
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