Probe of Al-Qaeda Leader's Handling Sought
Two senators who observed last week's closed military proceedings against al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed called for an investigation into allegations that the accused planner of the Sept. 11 attacks was physically abused while in CIA custody.
Mohammed told the tribunal last Saturday that he had been mistreated during three years in CIA custody before his transfer to Guantanamo Bay, and he submitted a written description of the alleged abuse. The military panel immediately classified the submission and redacted from transcripts details of Mohammed's treatment in the CIA's secret prison program.
According to one portion of the transcript made public earlier this week, however, Mohammed told the panel of three unnamed military officers that his children had been held for four months and abused during his incarceration.
"Allegations of prisoner mistreatment must be taken seriously and properly investigated. To do otherwise would reflect poorly on our nation," Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), a committee member, said in a statement issued yesterday.
You have just got to be kidding me ! This guy is responsible for 3,000 deaths in America, not to mention the destruction of property and landmarks, and the sniveling patrol is at it already. And, if you believe his claim that he beheaded Daniel Pearl and killed a US Marine in Kuwait in 2002, who would actually care if he if he was abused.
However, He claims he was abused, but then tells another gullible panel that his children were abused. It is well known among terror experts that Al Qaeda members are taught to claim abuse by their captors if questioned. This is part of the overall plan to win the propaganda war.
What makes this even more ridiculous is that the very people who doubt his claims made during his confession will be the same persons who will take his word that he was abused as Carte'Blanche'.
I am beginning to believe that it is not Al Qaeda's plan to wage attacks in the United States at all, they are just going to wait until we become a nation of complete snivelng whiners and walk right in.
God help us all.