My letter to President Obama regarding terrorism trials in U.S. Courts:
“Dear Mr. President,
I applaud your administration’s continued commitment to trying in civilian courts those apprehended on on U.S. soil and accused of terrorist activities. It’s important to apply the rule of U.S. law equally to all alleged criminals, whether they be “terrorists”, Mafiosi, serial killers or car thieves.
Murder or attempted murder is the same act, whether the perpetrator be motivated by political and religious beliefs like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, or by political and religious beliefs like Scott Roeder. The crime is the same; the only difference is motive.
Paul A. Zink”
(And the “P.S.” I might have added, but didn’t: “Remember this: Guantanamo, Gulag, Gestapo and G.O.P. all begin with the letter “G”. Coincidence — or not?”