Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) issued the following statement calling for the two accused Iraqi terrorists, 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, to be sent to Guantanamo Bay for military trial. The two men, who police linked to al-Queda, were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky last month.
“These men should be transferred to Guantanamo Bay for military trial, period. Clearly, these two are not commonplace criminal defendants worthy of the same legal rights as American citizens, but qualify as military combatants. There is evidence that they took up arms against our men and women on the battlefield in Iraq, devised IEDs to maim and kill our warfighters, exploited our weak immigration system, and purposed to support our military enemy and within miles of Fort Campbell and Fort Knox. This is simply war and aggression by other means and the Administration needs to get this right and honor those who have served under our flag by sending Hammadi and Alwan to Cuba.”###