In Favor Of Military Tribunals

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Gwen Ethier AP Lang Comp Per 2 In Favor of Military Tribunals Who are terrorists? In the case of September 11, 2001, terrorists were people who used extreme and unorthodox methods of inspiring fear in the hearts of all Americans and people worldwide. Using airplanes to go careening into buildings, these people have shown the kinds of dangerous actions they are capable of, and America cannot run the risk of setting them free. In the case of September 11, 2001, terrorists were people motivated by hatred and religious fanaticism. Their belief is that democracy is wrong and evil, and their ?God? has sanctioned them to destroy it, but they should have considered the rights given by democracy before they attacked it; if they hate it so much, why should they be given the rights that govern it? In the case of September 11, 2001, terrorists were people who chose to use innocent civilians as targets for operations that should have been military.

Committed by cowards, cowards who didn?t have the guts to face a military in battle, these acts should be punished the right way, and the right way is through military tribunals. In a military tribunal instead of civilian jurors a panel of military officers, selected by the government, would issue verdicts. A two-thirds majority would be needed to convict and sentence. ( Granted that some believe military tribunals are unfair, they are actually very just and also the safest way to try the detainees.

George Cole, a professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, states, ?To adopt this military tribunal is essentially to throw out the window all of the protections we have for 200 years considered critical to a fair determination of guilt.? (Tribunals Under Fire) First and foremost, fair has little to do with the legality...