McConnell: Kentucky terror case is unique

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing the Justice Department's defense of prosecuting terrorism suspects in Kentucky, saying the case is unique.
McConnell wants the two Iraqis tried in Guantanamo Bay rather
than in civilian court in Kentucky. The Kentucky Republican met
Friday with local elected officials and law enforcement in Bowling
Green, where the suspects were arrested.
Afterward, McConnell took aim at Attorney General Eric Holder's
comments Thursday night that civilian courts have successfully
handled terror trials hundreds of times.
McConnell said Holder's defense of trying the suspects in
civilian court is "ill-advised." McConnell said this case is
unique because it involves alleged foreign terrorists who entered
the country as a result of a mistake by the government and are
being given protections of the Bill of Rights.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Zack on Jun 22, 2011 at 02:33 PM
    I don't agree with Mr. McConnells politics but he is right on the money with this one. Kentucky's justice system is a joke. and the last thing I want to see is some hillbilly try to make a judgement on a case that has our national security on the line....
  • by Agreeable Location: Maysville Ky. on Jun 20, 2011 at 12:31 PM
    Using Mitchs thinking that the Bill of Rights don't apply to these guys would lead to them being deported. I say if he and western Ky are afraid of trying these guys he can stay in DC and let a county in eastern Ky hold the trial. Trust me we aren't afraid and they will see justice, you can bet on that. That is if state senator Williams will allow you to bet on it.
  • by Edgar Location: Rit cheer on Jun 18, 2011 at 01:48 PM
    I wonder if Mitch can find Bowling Green??
  • by Agreeable Location: Lexington on Jun 18, 2011 at 01:23 PM
    Ditch Mitch for a better Ky. We need a compromiser and senator with a vision representing Ky instead of just say no Mitch who has gotten fat from the public trough.
  • by Freddie J Location: Lexington on Jun 18, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    I wonder who told him what to say, he is totally clueless about "real Problems" and real government.
  • by William Location: MD on Jun 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    How many Kentuckians are as afraid as McConnell is? I can not picture the people of Kentucky being afraid of giving justice to these two!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    McConnell needs to work on Jobs and Gas prices and save SOCIAL SECURTY AND MEDICARE Dumb KY people never Get IT.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:42 PM
    I would have to agree with him. Anything threatening our National Security should be held on a National level. Kentucky is not equipped to handle a terror case, as one person was quoted in the article. What happened to the days when someone was hanged for treason? They shouldn't just be locked up in a cell after they're found guilty. Hopefully there is a Bubba dying to show these boys a good time when/if they arrive lol.
  • by Linda Location: Lexington on Jun 17, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    We have to make sure it doesn't happen again.
  • by Dianne Location: Nicholasville on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    McConnell is a paranoid idiot. How in the Hell has he been re-elected so many times is beyond me...
    • reply
      by John on Jun 17, 2011 at 01:48 PM in reply to Dianne
      What does your comment have to do with the subject? The two should be moved to Guantanamo Bay and tried there.
    • reply
      by george on Jun 18, 2011 at 12:01 PM in reply to Dianne
      You are Right on the Money some Crazy people IN KY.


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