I think enemy combatant sounds like a tough name for a criminal, but, carries more rights for such an individual than a criminal. An enemy combatant is expected to act like a soldier which includes killing. That makes him a POW and is contained for the time there is a war, but, an enemy combatant also has rights to be returned to his country of origin at some time. That is not the case in the USA Criminal Justice System. Once charged and incarcerated it is for the length of time prescribed by the brevity of the crime.
One needs to remember the issue in Yemen was spawned by enemy combatants returned to Yemen under Bush/Cheney. Abdulmutallab was recruited by those enemy combatants that were released from Gitmo. Hello?
The criminals of the bombing of the World Trade Towers in 1993 will never walk the streets again. That goes for the shoe bomber and otherwise. This is ridiculous as far as I am concerned every person that even contemplates such a crime should be imprisoned forever.
I also believe Abdulmutallab was put on a plane to Detroit to demonstrate the power of such an act to the large Muslim community in that area to inspire those in the USA to follow in his footsteps. Like I said, these idiots are maniacal and will contemplate every aspect of such a stunt.
Now, Abdulmutallab's Mother and Father will know where to find him. It is very unfortunate a young Muslim man with such potential will spend the remaining days of his life in prison. Very unfortunate, but, at least he is alive.
Christmas Day Bombing Suspect Indicted (click title to entry - thank you)
The Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas day was indicted on six charges, Wednesday.
Reports have also surfaced that the Obama administration may try Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in criminal court.
The charges filed against Abdulmutallab include use of a weapon of mass distruction and attempted murder.
Some say trying the 23-year-old as a criminal, rather than a terrorist, would be a big mistake.
David Velloney, a law professor at Regent University and former JAG officer, appeared Wednesday on CBN News' Midday program to discuss the legal implications if the U.S. treats Abdulmutallab as a criminal rather than a terror suspect. Click play for the interview.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies appeared earlier CBN News' Morning program to weigh in on the matter. Click here to watch the interview.