Witnesses to KSM's confession?

According to a Boston Herald story, KSM's alleged military hearing had witnesses.

"Two senators who watched Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confess to planning the Sept. 11 attacks and other plots said Friday that his allegations of mistreatment by U.S. captors should be taken seriously and investigated.
”To do otherwise would reflect poorly on our nation,” Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a joint statement.

At a closed military hearing last Saturday at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. naval prison in Cuba, Mohammed claimed responsibility for plotting more than 30 attacks and personally beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl.
He also gave military officials a written statement alleging mistreatment before arriving at Guantanamo Bay. He had previously been held by the CIA at secret facilities.
Levin and Graham acknowledged Friday that they watched the proceedings on a closed circuit television in an adjoining room. The public and press were barred from the session, and the senators’ attendance had not been announced."

Bizarre, to say the least, that two senators (how were they chosen?) were allowed to witness the hearing, and not reporters or lawyers. Even more bizarre: they watched on closed-circuit television. Huh?

I am so disgusted by this

These are the Senators that wrote the Military Commissions Act, which I consider to be the 9/11 Cover-Up by Kangaroo Patsy Trials Act of 2006.

How is it that the "Substitution for Testimony" of KSM and RB was good enough for a criminal trial of Mousaoui, but the principals cannot now be produced for an open, public criminal trial?

I can't find this information online

Are they really authors of the MCA?

I thought they opposed it, especially Graham?

I may have misstated

This article is what I based my statement on, as it says they "helped write" the law.


As I understand it, these two negotiated the compromise that allowed the bill to pass.

I think that is what is explained here:


But according to this, Levin voted No.


So I could be off-base about Levin. Graham voted Yes, and according to the above article by Professor Dorf, he supported a "more drastic" proposal, which in the context of Dorf's argument means even more deferential to the military and Executive Branch.

Thanks for pointing this out. I still think that one of the purposes, or at least effects, of the Military Commissions Act is to make it easier to cover up false-flag terror.

I hate Fox...

Rosie O'Donnell Doesn't Believe KSM Confessions

Source: foxnews.com

By John Gibson
Friday, March 16, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell made a big deal on "The View" of her contention that one should not believe the confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed when he listed all the plots he'd cooked up against America and Americans, including 9/11, and that he personally beheaded Danny Pearl. After all, Rosie said with her typical razor-sharp analysis, he was tortured, he was confessing inside the torture capital of the world, Guantanamo Bay, and he didn't have a lawyer or a witness present.

This is what happens when you hate the president and the administration so much that even the world's most evil people look to you like little angels next to George W. Bush.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may have exaggerated his role in some of his 31 confessions, but evidence other than his word indicates he did in fact do most of what he said he did. When he said he did 9/11 "from A to Z," he's right. He did. When he said his blessed right hand cut the head of Danny Pearl, he's not kidding. He really did.

It's true he was waterboarded for about two-and-a-half seconds. Interrogators said he gave up the quickest of all the detainees and sang like a little chirpy bird. But here's the kicker: The confession was witnessed by Senators Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, and Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan.

Now Levin is no Bush fan. He's certainly no fan of the Iraq war. But you have not heard a peep out of him about anything being wrong with the KSM confession. Not a word. He and Graham walked in, sat down and watched as KSM was brought in before military judges and made his confession. Who in their right mind would think that Carl Levin would sit by silently if someone were tortured in front of his very eyes in order to get a confession?

Face it. In this episode of the confession of the worst crimes against this country there is only one right side and one wrong side. And Rosie and her friends who pooh-pooh this confession are on the wrong side. The real problem is they are so committed to being wrong.

That's My Word.

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton

careful with that hate

You may end up hating Fox News so much that even the world's most evil people look to you like little angels next to John Gibson. ;-)

What's intriguing to me is how people hate Fox more than the other channels. They're all lying to you, about virtually everything that matters. Fox is just the most transparent about their dishonesty, and they stand out since they pretend to be "conservative". But what's worse, 1 channel of laughably obvious propaganda, or a bunch of channels of much subtler propaganda?

Want to figure out 9/11? Ponder the 9/11 "Mineta Stone"


Fox is extra pro-Bush...

Rosie O'Donnell Is A Terrorist Sympathizer

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton