3,075. 11/14/2001

On November 14, 2001, Vice President Dick “Cheney spoke before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Asserting that terrorists were not the same as lawful combatants, Cheney declared, ‘They don’t deserve to be treated as a prisoner of war. They don’t deserve the same guarantees and safeguards that would be used for an American citizen going through the normal judicial process. …They will have a fair trial, but it’ll be under the procedures of a military tribunal.’ ”

 – Craig Unger, The Fall of the House of Bush, Page 223

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