Wednesday, February 13, 2008

U.S. compares 9/11 cases to Nuremberg trials

The Bush administration has instructed U.S. diplomats abroad to defend its decision to seek the death penalty for six Guantanamo Bay detainees accused in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by recalling the executions of Nazi war criminals after World War II.

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1 comment:

Dan Greenleaf said...

This story is interesting and the precedent of the Nuremberg trials seem relevant, but there are a couple of differences. If I remember correctly in the Nuremberg trials it was an international panel who conducted the trials and it was very open. In the Guantanamo Bay situation it is the US against enemy combatants in a very closed and secretive system. I understand that the crimes of the Nazis stretched to many countries and the 9/11 attack primarily affected the US. With that being said, if we are doing the right thing, then it should not be a problem to be transparent about it.