Thursday, March 10, 2005

Bush asked to testify at German 9/11 trial

The defense team for a Moroccan man being tried in Germany for complicity in the September 11 attacks demanded on Tuesday that the U.S. President George W. Bush be summoned as a witness.

Lawyer Udo Jacob, defending Mounir El Motassadeq, said that Bush should be summoned to testify about accusations he allowed the CIA to torture suspects and send them to foreign countries for interrogation.


The defense says that both witnesses were tortured, and therefore the case against Motassadeq should be dismissed. "There is concern about torture during the questioning," Jacob said.

Dietrich Snell, top counsel with the U.S. commission that investigated the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., said that he wasn’t able to meet Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or bin al-Shaibah directly.

He told the court that the panel sent questions to be asked to the men, but didn’t know their location and had no control over the interrogation techniques.

I hope that Pfc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, who was declared captured on April 16 2004 has fared than the people who have been introduced to George W. Bush's version of freedom, liberation, compassionate conservatism and any other wonderful ism created in his secret dark chambers.


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