Last Wednesday, a group of 9/11 family members and New York first responders attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Attorney General Eric Holder testified about his decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the 9/11 co-conspirators in a New York City federal court. Mr. Holder stumbled through several tough and pointed questions about the dangers of giving war criminals the same rights as American citizens and blurring the mission of our war fighters. He was visibly unnerved by the presence of the families and the first responders. We want to keep the pressure on him, as well as President Obama, who we were shocked to learn was AWOL on this reckless decision.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:46 AM on Nov. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by soflashelley at 7:52 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Nope! My cousin was killed in the North Tower, and my family can't wait to see justice! Just because a few people where there doesn't mean all the victims families don't want to see this happen. The day we can call these guys convicted terrorist instead of accused terrorist, is the day my families been waiting for!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:29 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
anon :14, you realize that because there is a trial that the defense (which btw are Holder's old colleagues from his old law firm - which probably he still has a vested interest in) that the fact that they are saying that they can secure a conviction already puts a crimp on things? There are tons of technicalities that they could get off because of. Are you okay with the possibility of them being set free by a group of 12 of your peers, whom might be swayed to sympathize with the defendants? There is simply too much at risk. I certainly hope that your family is able to see justice be done, but putting it up for a civilian trial makes that less possible. On the other hand, it's nice to see that someone still believes in our justice system, no matter how naive that is.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:16 AM on Nov. 25, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:35 PM on Nov. 25, 2009