9/11 Recruiter to be Freed

Fox News/WSJ: Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainee With Ties to 9/11 Attacks

Some excerpts from this piece, which should be enough to make your blood boil:

A suspected Al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantanamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“They were considering giving him the death penalty. Now they don’t even have enough evidence to pass the test for habeas,” said Nancy Hollander, an Albuquerque, N.M., attorney representing Slahi.

Brig. Gen. John Furlow, who helped lead a Pentagon-ordered investigation into detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay, has testified that Slahi was “the highest value detainee” at the offshore prison and “the key orchestrator of the Al Qaeda cell in Europe.”

Plans to try him by military commission were derailed after prosecutors learned that Slahi had been subjected to a “special interrogation plan” involving weeks of physical and mental torment, including a death threat and a threat to bring Slahi’s mother to Guantanamo Bay where she could be gang-raped, officials said.

Although the treatment apparently induced Slahi’s compliance, the military prosecutor, Marine Lt. Col. V. Stuart Couch, determined that it constituted torture and evidence it produced could not lawfully be used against Mr. Slahi.

So we threatened this dirtbag’s mother.  So what. How many innocent American children have lived each and every day since September 11, 2001 without ever having had a chance to say “I love you” to their own mother again, to ever hug her again, to ever hear her voice or see her face or know her love — all because the men Mohamedou Ould Slahi actively recruited slammed a passenger jet into their workplace on a cold, crisp and clear Tuesday morning?  We threatened Slahi’s mother; he orchestrated the murder of many of ours.

So we caused weeks of physical and mental torment.  So what. How many first responders have been dealing, every day since September 11, 2001, with debilitating physical and mental illness?  What of the tens of thousands of people affected by the attacks of that day?  What of them?

This administration makes me sick.  We know that Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s Justice Department is stocked with lawyers who have constantly erred on the side of protecting terrorists, whether they be from FARC or Al Qaeda or anywhere in between.  And while I agree that a lawyer must dutifully represent his client, and while I don’t think it’s right that these attorneys are vilified on an individual level, it only goes to this administration’s continued propensity to treat terrorists like citizens and citizens like terrorists.

Note my favorite part in this: “They were considering giving him the death penalty. Now they don’t even have enough evidence to pass the test for habeas.”  That, my friends, is what happens when you bring terrorists into the court system.  We are not fighting a criminal enterprise — we are fighting a war, against terrorists who want to deal in the blood of innocent Americans.  Slahi will undoubtedly pick up right where he left off: recruiting people to murder innocent Americans.  And, quite honestly, any blood which runs because of this man’s freedom will be on the hands of those responsible for releasing him.

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  1. Patriot says:

    Rock and Roll people………

  2. Michelle Zhang says:

    I’m still weary of torture tactics. Especially ones threatening the lives of family members. That just seems like we’re bringing ourselves down to their level.

    And how far do we take that logic? A serial killer orchestrates the murder of many american lives. Should we be able to threaten his/her family to get him/her to confess?

  3. Free Willy says:

    They should free Charles Manson and OJ Simpson while they are at it.

  4. William A. Rose says:

    Michelle, yes. We should do whatever is necessary to get the information we need to capture and execute any and all terrorists.

    What the American people do not seem to grasp, there is no such thing as a non-radical Muslim. They are indoctrinated their entire life with their religion which has as it’s main tenet that any non-muslim must be converted to Islam or be killed. They exist for that purpose and that purpose alone. Whatever means they have at their disposal to accomplish this will be used.

    Michelle, they will kill us if allowed to do so. I have seen it first hand. And the “war” I was in wasn’t really a war at all compared to what has been going on in Iraq and Afghanistan since we went in.

    Americans are so easily misled and misdirected. Muslims, Islam and everything about that entire region is THE ENEMY.

  5. Teach your children well says:

    Michelle…. if before the fact, hell yes; after the fact, quite possibly.

  6. Boston Blackie says:

    Sorry to make it seem like we are ganging up on you, Michelle, but….
    At any cost, this is war, kill or be killed!

  7. Boston Blackie says:

    “This administration makes me sick. We know that Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder’s Justice Department is stocked with lawyers who have constantly erred on the side of protecting terrorists, whether they be from FARC or Al Qaeda or anywhere in between.”
    What do you expect when months before working for the Justice Department, these same lawyers were DEFENDING these muderers.
    This is just a preview of what’s to come in the KSM trial.

  8. Steve says:

    Hey, some of you voted for the BNOC. Now we have the change he planned since day 1.

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