Missouri’s two U.S. Senators express concerns about the decision to have some of the Guantanamo detainees tried for terrorism in the United States. But only one says it’s the wrong thing to do.
Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-MO) believes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others detained at Gitmo are not run of the mill criminals and should not be brought to the U.S. mainland for trial.
“These are illegal combatants in a war on terror that’s been called on us,” said Bond in his weekly telephone conference call with Missouri radio reporters. “They don’t deserve the constitutional protections that we afford American citizens or people who are lawfully in this country.” [Read more…]