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NY Judge, no leniency for former Gitmo detainee...thoughts?

NEW YORK – A judge rejected requests for leniency by the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others "pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror" caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

As U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan prepared to sentence Ahmed Ghailani, he called it a day of justice for the defendant, as well as for the families of 224 people who died in the al-Qaida bombings, including a dozen Americans, and thousands more who were injured.

Kaplan denounced the attacks and said he was satisfied that Ghailani knew and intended that people would be killed as a result of his actions and the conspiracy he joined.

"This crime was so horrible," he said. "It was a cold-blooded killing and maiming of innocent people on an enormous scale. It wrecked the lives of thousands more ... who had their lives changed forever. The purpose of the crime was to create terror by causing death and destruction on a scale that was hard to imagine in 1998 when it occurred."

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:17 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:17 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Hang him.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:25 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • How much did this cost again???
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I agree hang him high or plow a bullet through his head..cheap and 100% effective.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • So true GW could of had this done through the military....erm
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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    So true GW could of had this done through the military....erm

    whcih costs money as well....

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:31 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I imagine it wouldn't cost quite as much
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:36 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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    I imagine it wouldn't cost quite as much

    you know or imagine?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:39 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • So true GW could of had this done through the military....erm

    whcih costs money as well...

    No sweetie, a bullet don't cost much.
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:41 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • No sweetie, a bullet don't cost much.


    A military tribunal is more than a bullet doll

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:42 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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