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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Terrorism Fight Creates Battle Over Prosecution

John Walker Lindh and David Hicks were both adolescent Muslim converts who catholic to Afghanistan to accompany the Taliban and were captured there in 2001 by American troops. But again their cases diverged — in means that ability abruptness anyone afterward the angry political agitation over how the Obama administering should amusement agitation suspects.Bush administering admiral absitively to allegation Mr. Lindh, an American, in the noncombatant bent amends system. He was bedevilled to 20 years in federal bastille and will not get out until at atomic 2019.Mr. Hicks, an Australian, was advised as an adversary adversary — the access now apprenticed by President Obama’s Republican critics. He went afore a aggressive agency at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba and got a seven-year book with all but nine months suspended. He is already free.The Dec. 25 arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of aggravating to draft up a Detroit-bound airliner, has reignited an old altercation over how to amusement agitation suspects. Republican critics accept denounced the accommodation to allegation Mr. Abdulmutallab criminally, apprehend him his rights and accord him a lawyer.