First, they closed Abu Ghraib (Iraq) in 8/06. Then they decided to “Mirandize” any terrorist prisoners. Then they decided that because of the Abu Ghraib and like scandals, many of the terrorist prisoners should be released. Then they decided that every terrorist prisoner should be afforded all those rights that American citizens now get if they’re apprehended.
Some believe we most likely will never have any terrorist problems again…
According to the AP in http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_prosecuting_terror, the % of terrorism cases that federal prosecutors have declined to pursue has recently grown from 31 to 73%. Many terrorists go free because the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) claims they don’t have enough evidence to convict, and we are violating their civil rights. They seem to forget it was these terrorists responsible for the 3000 deaths on 9/11.
AP reports that almost 6000 of almost 8900 terrorism cases between 2004 and 2008 were closed with no action. According to the data, the cases brought by investigators were often based on weak or insufficient admissible evidence, lacked criminal intent, or did not constitute a criminal offense.
What is considered admissible in a foreign country? How does one know if a terrorist is simply constructing a bomb, or something else? What if a suspected terrorist simply has blood on his sword, but is not caught in any act of slaughter?
Firsthand information from troops in Baghdad revealed during the worst fighting by terrorists right after the fall of Hussein, troops were asked to risk their lives—again. They were forced to bus suspected terrorists out of Abu Ghraib, and let them out free on the populace.
So many forget when Bush stated that after 9/11, that if you weren’t against all terrorist activities, you were with them. Terrorist activities such as physical torture, hacking someone to death with swords, forcing a detainee to utter false words on television then slitting his neck, and actively pursuing the attainment of weapons of mass destruction for multiple kills, did not seem to occur at Abu Ghraib.
Sure, atrocities such as physical embarrassment occurred at some prisons for terrorists, and that should be halted. But terrorists are NOT American citizens. They do NOT have American rights. They will kill to achieve their objectives. They do NOT have “Miranda” rights. If they’re involved with terrorists in any way, they likely are terrorists.
It can be deduced that at least 50% of the terrorists that have been loosed on the general populace will be out there again—killing when it suits their purpose. That means many American troops, as well as Iraqis, have already died due to votes for Democrats--in power, and dictating all legislation. They control how many terrorists are circulating in the population, and yes, how many more American soldiers will die because of incredibly poor decisions by the current administration.
The author honors all those soldiers who have died and been injured by terrorist actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. America has seen no further terrorist-committed deaths on American soil since 9/11, and the blood of those American soldiers will always be remembered.
Terrorists know there are really no rules for terrorists, as long as they get what they want. Some citizens wanted change this last election. Well they got it. For some of them, their child, wife, or husband won’t be coming home for dinner anymore…
Kevin Roeten can be reached at [email protected]