Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Defense Lawyers Plan Challenges Over Spy Efforts

NYT reported Defense lawyers in some of the country's biggest terrorism cases say they plan to bring legal challenges to determine whether the National Security Agency used illegal wiretaps against several dozen Muslim men tied to Al Qaeda.

This highlights the problem with attempting to use the US Courts to resolve these cases. We are in the middle of a war against IslamoTerrorists. They are not from a single country, and they are spread over a number of countries, including many of our allies, and even including our own country, but they have one objective, to kill as many westerners as they can, whereever they can. Our court system is not the place to deal with them.
The lawyers said in interviews that they wanted to learn whether the men were monitored by the agency and, if so, whether the government withheld critical information or misled judges and defense lawyers about how and why the men were singled out. The expected legal challenges, in cases from Florida, Ohio, Oregon and Virginia, add another dimension to the growing controversy over the agency's domestic surveillance program and could jeopardize some of the Bush administration's most important courtroom victories in terror cases, legal analysts say.

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