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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:53 PM
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Families of 9/11 victims seek answers at Gitmo
Source: IHT/AP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: The mothers of two men killed in the Sept. 11 attacks are traveling to Guantanamo Bay this weekend hoping to look into the eyes of the man who says he is responsible for the worst terrorist strike on U.S. soil.

The two will be among those present next week as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the attacks' self-professed mastermind, and four co-defendants appear in one of the final sessions of war-crimes tribunals under outgoing President George W. Bush at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.

"I hope they stare us in the face and we stare back," said Maureen Santora, whose firefighter son Christopher was killed at the World Trade Center. "I want these folks to know it wasn't just two towers they knocked down. They have altered our lives permanently."

The two mothers, separated from the al-Qaida chieftain by only a glass partition, want to size up an unrepentant defendant prone to anti-U.S. outbursts in the courtroom.

"I'd like to take the measure of the man and his buddies, his ugly lieutenants, and see what kind of a man brags about planning the ugly events of Sept. 11, 2001," said Alice Hoagland, of Redwood Estates, Calif. Her son Mark Bingham is believed to be one of the passengers who fought hijackers on the United flight that crashed that day in rural Pennsylvania.

Read more: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/12/05/news/CB-Guant...
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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:59 PM
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1. Barking up the wrong tree
such a shame.
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:04 PM
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2. Blatent propaganda show trial. It's a disgrace.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:08 PM
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3. if they want to "look them in the face" they should be headed
to the WH.
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