Civilian Trials for Terrorist

This is outrageous!!! While I do believe that these "Detainees" should have a timely military tribunal, but affording them the rights of the Constitution is unthinkable.

When our soldiers are in foreign Countries they aren't even given the protections of the Constitution. U.S. soldier are bound by the "Status of Forces Agreement" (SOFA). This is a clear cut example of how the powers of the Constitution are not applicable outside of the U.S..

First let's disspell the myth that most of these people are innocent. If the military didn't feel that they were a threat to the U.S. why would they detain them. There are plenty of people out there that want to do the U.S. harm. GITMO is no doubt housing the worst of the worst. I don't rule out the thought that there may be a small percentage of them who are innocent but that would be the exception and not the rule.

Also, these detainee's were captured by soldiers on a battle field. There wasn't any crime scene investigation, they weren't read their miranda rights, and multiple other issues that would bascially be a get out of jail card if they are tried in a civilian court. Use some sense people. If they have a right to a fair defense then we the people have a right to a fair offense.

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