Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I'm Glad We'll Keep That Dangerous Terrorist In Prison

Thank God Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver is off the streets! Thank God he was the first person to be tried as a terrorist before a military panel at Guantanamo. Tried and convicted, facing life in prison. Hamdan was convicted of supporting terrorism but acquitted on more serious charges of conspiring with al Qaeda to wage murderous attacks.

Here we have a Yemeni man, probably poor and just trying to help out his family. He's offered a job by bin Laden to drive him around. Al Qaeda suspects have stated that Hamdan knew nothing of any plots. He was just a driver! They must be lying! This man supported terrorism! But did he? I guess we'll never know for sure, but my guess is he is no more a terrorist than the drivers for President Bush sign bills into law!

Was the conviction of Hamdan a victory for the Bush administration? He was not convicted of conspiracy to committ terrorism and that is what the Bush administration needed to field a big win. Only time will tell.

I am so glad we're safer now.


Pax Romano said...

You commie-pinko-anti patriot!

Next up we get Osama's housekeeper!!!

Anonymous said...

Did we put Hitler's driver in prison ???? No!!! He was not tried at Nuremberg after WW2

Anonymous said...

So Bush was trying to put the equivalent of Morgan Freeman in "Driving Miss Daisy" into prison for life. It just boggles the mind what this president calls justice.


Anonymous said...

This is pretty pathetic, isn't it? The man was only sentenced to 5.5 years, which means the military court also thinks charging this poor man as a terorist was a crock of crap. Team Bush's "Terror! Terror! Terrror!" fear mongering is finally coming to an end. Terrorist have never been a serious threat to the U.S. They would not have been on 9/11/2001 had Bush/Chendy not needed an American Reichstag Fire to satisfy their PNAC requirement.

Karl said...

5 1/2 years, but credited with 5 years already served!