charges for the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, he was brought to the U.S. aboard a Navy transport ship on a 13-day trip that his lawyers say could have taken 13 hours by plane.
Ahmed Abu Khattala faced days of questioning aboard the USS New York from separate teams of American interrogators, part of a two-step process designed to obtain both national security intelligence and evidence usable in a criminal prosecution.
The question in this case is what exactly was done to him in terms of interrogation while he was on the ship. I personally believe that the situation was set up so that he could be detained and strenuously interrogated. In all honesty I have no problem with known terrorists being tortured to get information. The problem here is that you have to be sure that the person is indeed a diabolical criminal.
The reason that I agree with enhanced interrogation is because the terrorists have no qualms about torturing innocent men, women, and children. If torturing a known criminal
The administration has turned to questioning in international waters as an alternative to past practices in which suspects were sent to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, or secret CIA prisons. The process ordinarily begins with questioning from a specialized team of interrogators who collect intelligence that can inform government decisions but cannot be used in court. Then a team of FBI investigators starts from scratch, advising the detainee of his Miranda rights, such as the right to remain silent, and gathering statements that prosecutors can present as evidence in a trial.
Some legal experts expect the hybrid interrogation technique to survive legal challenges. But defense lawyers are concerned that such prolonged detention can be used to wrangle a confession or amounts to an end-run around the government’s obligation to promptly place a suspect before a judge.
My biggest problem with the argument of the defense attorneys is that terror acts are acts of war and can’t be treated the same as criminal acts of citizens that don’t have a military motive.
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