Friday, June 5, 2009

Martyrdom? Never! Updated*

There’s a breaking story in The New York Times, Dear Gentle Reader(s), which gives pause on first reading.

Here’s the email alert teaser:

U.S. Could Let Detainees Plead Guilty Without Trials

The Obama administration is considering a change in the law
for the military commissions at the prison at Guantánamo Bay,
Cuba, that would clear the way for detainees facing the death
penalty to plead guilty without a full trial.

The provision could permit military prosecutors to avoid
airing the details of brutal interrogation techniques. It
could also allow the five detainees who have been charged
with the Sept. 11 attacks to achieve their stated goal of
pleading guilty to gain what they have called martyrdom.

Allow them to become martyrs?  And give the Islamofascists more recruiting posters?


Name them as murderers.  Have Islamic theologians denounce their crimes.  Keep them imprisoned in shame for the rest of their lives.

Trust, but verify.

*Latest NYTimes link

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