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We must rise up against the trial: It’s time for 9/11 families to fight Holder’s dangerous move

by @ Sunday, November 29th, 2009. Filed under 9/11, Barack Obama, Debra Burlingame, Eric Holder, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

My commentary appears in the New York Daily News this morning. Here it is; please take a few minutes to read it, join us if you can Saturday 12/5 at noon in Foley Square, and co-sign our letter to President Obama:
My brother was Charles (Chic) Burlingame, captain of American Airlines Flight 77, which was hijacked [...]

Come watch AG Holder’s Senate testimony Wednesday 11/18

by @ Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Filed under Eric Holder, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Military Commissions

Update: AG Holder’s testimony this morning (Wednesday, November 18) will be covered live on C-Span 3, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Update II:
Video of AG Holder’s testimony, morning session.
Video of AG Holder’s testimony, afternoon session.
Video of AG Holder being confronted by 9/11 family members after his testimony.

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President Obama Urged to Properly Resource War Effort in Afghanistan

by @ Monday, September 7th, 2009. Filed under 9/11, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Debra Burlingame

September 7, 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamie Fly – (202) 360-2802, Executive Director, jfly@foreignpolicyi.org
President Obama Urged to Properly Resource War Effort in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — A distinguished group of Americans active in the foreign policy debate expressed support today for the U.S. effort in Afghanistan, and called upon President Obama to continue to provide [...]

A response to the Department of Justice ‘Fact Sheet’ on Prosecuting and Detaining Terror Suspects in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

In Washington today and tomorrow, the DOJ’s Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT) is briefing American family members of those murdered by terrorists, as well as those injured during terrorist attacks. The stated purpose of the briefing is to:
…[offer] those interested the opportunity to meet task force members, hear an overview [...]

Obama and the 9/11 Families; The president isn’t sincere about ’swift and certain’ justice for terrorists

In February I was among a group of USS Cole and 9/11 victims’ families who met with the president at the White House to discuss his policies regarding Guantanamo detainees. Although many of us strongly opposed Barack Obama’s decision to close the detention center and suspend all military commissions, the families of the 17 sailors [...]

NY Times hides NYC Tea Party crowd numbers

by @ Thursday, April 16th, 2009. Filed under Debra Burlingame, New York Times, Tea Party

Today’s New York Times fails to mention that NYC had thousands at its event. I understand Atlanta, GA had ten thousand yet they did not mention it at all. Just a hundred here, 500 there. But the New York Post is reporting 5,000 people were at the New York City tea party. It was at [...]

French Justice: Train with al-Qaeda, Get Out of Jail Free

Please see this important piece by John Rosenthal, revealing the outrageous consequences of repatriating detainees to European appeasers:
Last Tuesday, a Parisian appeals court overturned the convictions of five former Guantanamo inmates who had been found guilty on terrorist conspiracy charges in 2007. The development should give pause to wonder not only about the wisdom of [...]

Don’t Let Terror Win in Our Courts

Two weeks ago, I was among a small group of USS Cole and 9/11 victims’ families who met with President Obama at the White House. Despite President Obama’s assurances that the safety and security of the American people is his number one priority, I left the meeting with little confidence that the President appreciates the [...]

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