Bachmann suggests on House floor that Obama's in bed with terrorists
There she goes again. Michele Bachmann took to the House floor yesterday to suggest that the President of the United States and the U.S. Attorney general wanted the guy who claims to be the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to recant his confession.
The CIA moved KSM and about a dozen other al-Qaida members to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2006. A 2005 Justice Department memo revealed he had been waterboarded 183 times in March 2003. That news once prompted Jesse Ventura to tell CNN's Larry King, "You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders."
Here's what she said: "Did the president, did the attorney general, all say to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 'Now wait a minute. You don't want to plead guilty. Wait a minute. You don't want to be executed. You want to come to New York City. You want to have the trial, just like you asked for in the first place.' Why would we do that? Because all we will be saying. All the message we will be sending to future terrorists will be, 'You too can have a show trial in the city of your choice if you come to America."
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