Lieberman's Goal: Pushing All Terror Trials To Military Commissions?
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is planning to introduce a bill that would allow the government to take away citizenship from Americans who join foreign terrorist organizations. [. . .] "I think it's time for us to look at whether we want to amend that law to apply it to American citizens who choose to become affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, whether they should not also be deprived automatically of their citizenship [. . .] when they are apprehended and charged with a terrorist act," Lieberman, who helms the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said on Fox News.
If the legislation is made law, it would allow [citizens accused of being terrorists] to be tried before military tribunals. Lieberman, who is one of the most hawkish members of the Democratic caucus, believes military courts should be used to try terror suspects, not civilian courts.
(Emphasis supplied.) Clearly then, Lieberman's goal is not mainly about depriving citizens of their Miranda rights, but to deprive citizens of their Sixth Amendment rights:
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