Thursday, March 15, 2007

9/11 suspect "admits guilt"

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Key 9/11 suspect 'admits guilt'

Notice how "admits guilt" is in quotation marks. The fact that this guy was tortured means that you can't believe anything he says. Imagine you were being tortured until you admitted that you were responsible for 9/11, how long would you last before saying you did it anyway just to stop the pain?

His confession of involvement in a wide range of ambitious plots reflects his boastful nature and a desire to portray himself as a terrorist mastermind, says the BBC's security correspondent Gordon Corera.

Now maybe he is a horrible terrorist who killed innocent people but you still need actual proof, a confession under torture isn't anything you can prosecute in court with.

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