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Flies in the world are we treating him as if he's some common criminal and why in the world is -- -- it.
Well that -- senator Lindsey Graham raising a question we've heard a lot in the last twenty hours how -- the Obama administration decide on a civilian court trial for this man.
The Sullivan Laden's son in law.
The 28 year old served as an al-Qaeda spokesman he pled not guilty in New York this morning on the charge of conspiracy to kill Americans.
Today's hearing raises serious questions about the decision to hold his trial on US soil rather than at Guantanamo Bay.
-- -- -- Was killed in the world trade center on 9/11 and he joins me now I channel announcing things -- tell me what you thought when you heard the news that another al-Qaeda.
Top official was captured.
Well I thought it was great news that -- -- -- and I want to congratulate our our intelligence officials who went and got this guy who brought him back but.
It was one of these good and bad news situations when we got a book look what we're doing with and we're gonna put a minute in a civilian court and that's wrong.
You know President Obama campaigned on the idea the -- -- a close Guantanamo.
What don't you like about the idea of trying al-Qaeda suspects in New York City.
Well I don't think that they should be.
Given the same rights as you and me is American citizens -- -- we -- with Gilani a couple years ago he was he was.
Try for 280 different counts he was acquitted of all the violent ones and was and was convicted of only one and that was -- conspiracy destroy government property.
The fortunately at the time.
The judge Kaplan realize that being part of a conspiracy -- he responsible for all the parts of that conspiracy.
And sentence him to life from prison.
But when there's no guarantees that that would happen again this time and I could see these guys walking because it has happened before.
As what what I was going to say in the last question was that.
It proved harder than the president thought include and it also proved harder when Eric Holder tried to.
Bring -- -- these New Orleans there was so much outcry.
And so but today's discipline differently.
Well I think this did logistical issues they haven't brought up as much as say it had had before.
But my concern is that a guy like this comes to you as civilian court he's put away hopefully he would get -- he would be convicted.
But it wouldn't it's not it's conspiracy it's not murder.
And we've seen in the past that the FA LN terrorists who -- also convicted of conspiracy.
By President Clinton in 1999 now they killed my father.
And my it's my god so my father Scots in the station wagon he was killed on 9/11.
So we've seen happen before I -- -- that because your family has sadly it long and tragic experience -- terrorism and your cousin.
Was killed on 9/11 in the World Trade Center you commuted through there regularly I was my brother that morning we commuted through him and your father was killed by terrorism -- in New York City.
Yes that we.
I I'm torn a lot and in a lot of ways here because I it's so great that we are capturing these guys.
But I want people understand that -- When political winds change it is possible that these guys could be released so let's go look at their ledger one day and say why are they in -- federal prison here they would never.
Sentenced to life in -- it would never convicted of murder.
There -- no violent crimes involved here.
When they're clearly their war but their their convictions wouldn't reflected that and that and that's a real concern for me.
And as a 9/11 family member and as the -- tavern and remember what frank -- my father was killed.
You know in -- for just have a little bit about what what a subsidy but you know what happened on that day well my father worked for JPMorgan bank and he was having lunch with clients on Friday afternoon we have been celebrating my ninth in my Brothers eleventh -- -- -- And they went in he -- with clients they moved tables in the -- for -- benefit of a bomb.
That was meant to to a lot of people is moved out of the way toward the end to kill for that day.
The -- -- and went on to claim responsibility for it and for about a 130 bombs in the US and Puerto Rico from 1970.
Four -- 1983.
So my dad was a good man who was just work and like everybody else and -- -- home that night.
And Steve -- -- -- sun with the same thing he worked at Cantor Fitzgerald who went to his office that morning he had kids young like the same age as my brother and me.
And ST didn't come home and I had to -- that my brother and I went to his house that night in Franklin Lakes New Jersey.
To my -- my local and his wife and their kids and relive the same thing we've done with my dad so.
This is this is serious we cannot try these guys in.
In -- -- in it.
Indeed -- civilian court they need to vehicle Guantanamo Bay put away for life.
-- O'Connor we appreciate you sharing your personal story with us we're sorry for your loss.
And you your family obviously knows a lot about how you want this to proceed thanks Jeanne thank -- -- thanks for having me --
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