Monday, June 29, 2009
“I’ll just tell you that there are people at Gitmo that will kill American people at a drop of a hat and I don’t believe that — persuasion isn’t going to work. Therapy isn’t going to cause terrorists to change their mind.”-Former President George W. BushFor the millionth time, if not more, lets be clear. There is no sane, rational person out there who supports the use of the American Justice system on terrorist for the purposes of "reform," "rehabilitation," or for any other purpose that involves releasing these creeps into American society. The whole point is, that when followed as prescribed in the United States Constitution, with no subversion of its principles and procedure, the American Justice system would do more to garner American's a positive favor the world over in dealing with barbaric thugs, than it currently does by considering them to be in a legal limbo or non-existent when it comes to the right to a fair trial. This reeks of the highest form of fear mongering. Are the past and present "Gitmo" proponents really that stupid or are they playing on the fact that most Americans are unaware that we already have terrorist in our prison system, and that a large number of American's don't know it.
Here is a list of notable inmates at the ADX Florence, or United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility. As you will see most of the foreign born terrorist were convicted within the last 10 to 16 years. It is staggering to think that of the convictions in the U.S. Justice system, the average American has forgotten Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind the first attempt to bring down the World Trade Center.
By looking at this list it is clear that one can only draw a singular conclusion. That continued insistence that terrorist must be shuttled away and put where they are out of sight, is nothing more than political head games, made easier by the fact that most Americans, either forget, or do not know we have justily prosecuted terrorist before.