Jabba'd give Atta a free pass
The bloated Congressman who represented, and continues to represent, the District which included the World Trade Center defends the posthumous habeus corpus rights of non-U.S. citizen, and architect of 9/11, Mohammed Atta:
During one exchange, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) had this to say: "I don't see how you can pick up someone in New York and say that his rights are different or less because he's accused of being an enemy combatant, based on whatever information, as opposed to his being accused of being a murderer. . . ."
Berenson responded: "[W]e need to be clear about what that means. It means that if we had captured Mohammed Atta on September 10th, we would have had no choice but to treat him as a criminal defendant, which would have meant no interrogation, no intelligence, and the World Trade Center is coming down."
Nadler interjected, "That's exactly right."