Originally posted by generalissimoSo if Al-Qaeda was to recruit a whole bunch of US citizens to create malicious mayhem, those people would be any different from anyone else Al-Qaeda recruited?
he's a civilian, considering he is a US citizen not some guy from the middle-east who went to the US specifically to commit acts of terrorism.
Originally posted by zeeblebotThe question is, are conservatives worried about the rights of the accused ? Though this group overlaps with the criminals, they are very much different and should be treated differently. Apparently you don't have to think about the difference when you're accused of terrorism.
i didn't think conservatives were typically worried much of the rights of criminals. more the opposite.
Originally posted by misterrigelYup, this is one of the most scary things about the war on Terror. Innocent until proven guilty, one of the cornerstones of any decent system of laws, is apparently unnecessary when we're talking about terrorism.
"Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn, said as far as he's concerned, Shahzad lost his entitlement to Miranda Rights when he was arrested on terrorism charges"
Thank God Obama has a little more sense.