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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Why We Need The Military Commissions Act

10/19/06--MUST read piece on Military Commissions Act-2006

If there was an iota of doubt in anyone's mind about the validity of the Military Commissions Act-2006 that President Bush signed this morning,
this should dispel it.

But Judge Koeltl said there had been “an irreducible core of extraordinarily severe criminal conduct” in her actions on behalf of the client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind fundamentalist Islamic cleric who is serving a life sentence for plotting to bomb New York City landmarks. Ms. Stewart was convicted on Feb. 10, 2005, of conspiring to provide material aid to terrorism by smuggling the sheik’s messages encouraging violence by his militant followers in Egypt.

28 Months for an act that can and is seen as treason to some of us.

This prominently shows the civilian courts inability and incompetence in dealing with military issues, national security issues and trying terrorists and their accomplices.

The judge acknowledged that Ms. Stewart'’s crimes were serious, involved dishonesty and breach of trust,” and led to “potentially lethal consequences.

Liberal bleeding hearts can whine all they want about the Military Commissions Act-2006 that was signed this morning, but I, for one, have much more confidence in the Military Tribunals effectively punishing these traitors and terrorists than a court system that can do what Judge Koeltl just did.

Others Posting on signing of the Bill: Stop The ACLU, Ace of Spades, RedState.

Others Posting on Stewart's pitiful sentence: The Wide Awake Cafe, Blue Star Chronicles, A blog for all, Hot Air, Confederate Yankee, Don Surber, 10/18/06- Bullwinkle Blog, The RightWing NutHouse.