Guantanamo Terrorists Getting More Rights Than Blagoyevich, Judge Says

In his upcoming impeachment trial, “Illinois Governor Blagoyevich has fewer rights than a terrorist in Gitmo,” said Judge Andrew Napolitano, a noted legal expert and TV commentator today. on Thursday called his upcoming impeachment trial a “sham,” saying it would deny him the right to due process because he couldn’t call witnesses.

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich pauses as he presides over ... 
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.(Frank Polich/Reuters)

Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Even terrorists held in the  Guantanamo Bay detention center, in Cuba, can call witnesses in their own defense, according to Judge Napolitano.

President Barack Obama signed an order to close gitmo today, one of his first acts as President of the United States.

The Illinois Governor learned of the state senate’s rules for his umppeachment trial today.

“The impeachment trial is a sham,” Blagojevich said before going on his morning run.

“What the Senate and the House and Legislature is trying to do is to thwart the will of the people and remove a governor elected twice by the people without a fair hearing, without due process,” he said.

Senior Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed -- seen here after ...
More right than the Illinois Governor during impeachment? Senior Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — seen here after his arrest in 2003 — was the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. A judge at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has suspended the trial of five alleged September 11 attack plotters, after a request by President Barack Obama.(AFP/HO/File)

Related:
Obama Orders Gitmo Closed
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_on_go_
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Blago Call Trial a “Sham”
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122
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President Barack Obama signs an executive order closing the ... 
President Barack Obama signs an executive order closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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One Response to “Guantanamo Terrorists Getting More Rights Than Blagoyevich, Judge Says”

  1. coffee Says:

    Obama is smart on so many levels for ordering the closure of Guantanamo. It has been a long time coming

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