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4/9/05 - John Hinderaker
"... our court system should defend us better (against terrorism) than most European systems, if only because criminal cases are decided by juries, which almost always operate with a modicum of common sense. But there is an inherent tension between breaking up terrorist conspiracies early, which provides maximum protection to the public, and waiting until they come to fruition, which makes criminal prosecution easier, but can lead to disastrous results.
Ultimately, the question becomes whether the criminal justice system is the best mechanism to deal with the terrorist threat. In general, if we have a choice between protecting our security with soldiers and protecting our security with lawyers, we'll opt for the soldiers."
kermit's current favorite negotiation team is also known as the 10th Mountain Infantry. The Marine LURPs that he knew in the Nam (a long time ago) probably don't get around as well as they used to.
Yours for safety and sanity in the swamp.
Kermit - a froggy friend