Lieberman: On Terrorists, Obama ‘Should Follow the Rule of Law – the Rule of the Law of War’

By PoliJAM
January 3, 2010

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said he disagreed with President Obama’s decision to bring Detroit plane terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab and other terrorists to federal court.

“That was an act of war. He should be treated as a prisoner of war. He should be held in a military brig. And — and, in fact, he should be questioned now and should have been ever since he was apprehended for intelligence that could help us stop the next attack or get the people in Yemen who directed him to do what he did, so, yes, we — we should follow the rule of law, but the rule of law that is relevant here is the rule of the law of war.”

The Connecticut senator went on to say that the prison at Guantanamo Bay is the most humane detention center in the world and should therefore remain open.

“You could not find a better, more humane facility when it comes to a detention center in the world. It seems like a waste to me to take these people to Illinois.”

The article continues, with video of Senator Lieberman, at PoliJam.

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