Enemy Combatants: Obama vs Bush

almarri.jpgWASHINGTON

The Justice Department charged "enemy combatant" Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri for his alleged role in terrorist activities, according to a source familiar with the case.

A federal grand jury unsealed the indictment Friday, after handing it up a day earlier in a federal court in Illinois.

The two-page indictment alleges that al-Marri provided material support for terrorism, but it doesn't address how he is believed to have broken the law and aided terrorists[...]

Charging al-Marri indicates a major shift from the Bush Administration, which insisted that he should face a military tribunal and stay out of the civilian court system.

Al-Marri and his legal team have challenged his detention, insisting that he has been subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment[...]

New York University's Brennan Center, which is representing al-Marri, says on its Web site that they have "long argued that America's criminal justice system can and should handle cases in which individuals are accused of terrorism."

Civilian courts will be our downfall in the GWOT. Thanks but no thanks to the Obama administration's form of justice.

We are now re-entering September 10th, 2001 mindset.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 04:06 PM

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