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Letter: Euphemism from Ayotte

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte opines that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing, should be “held as an enemy combatant and questioned at length for purposes of protecting our country” (“After terrorist attack, intelligence gathering is top priority,” Sunday Monitor Viewpoints, April 28).

Why don’t you dismiss the euphemisms, Ms. Ayotte, and say what you really mean: so he can be tortured to gain (dubiously) worthwhile information. Did we learn nothing from the Bush-Cheney blood lust? Oh, wait: you’re one of them, aren’t you?



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I see my comment got deleted. I dont find anything insulting about having the opinion that a letter is devoid of facts or poorly written. A perfectly valid and non insulting opinion to have. Except when the letter writer is a devoted Monitor Editor Facebook friend, and aspiring writer. Sometimes, its not what you say that gets your comment deleted, it the relationship between letter writer and Editor.

This bomber could have been questioned as an enemy combatant which he is. He seemed to be singing before he was read his Miranda Rights, then clammed up. He does not have to be tried as an enemy combatant, plenty of evidence and witnesses to convict him. So we have the us Govt running all over the world to get info on terrorists, groups etc, we have one here in a hospital that could provide info, and we say nah lets give him an out.

So Obama's solution to coddle the Islamic Extremist is the answer? Muslim Supremacists are elated that we have an extremely weak president like Obama as our president.

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