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May 24, 2012

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Doug T.

Well, the very first sentence in the article said he got the maximum possible sentence.

By what mechanism would you propose that the court give him the sentence you feel is more appropriate?

herculodge

Treason?

Huesby

How many americans would deserve the treason treatment just because they don´t feel like average Joe american.... Millions, millions.. We humans don´t think the same way, especialy americans.

herculodge

I'm all for diversity of thought. However, aiding and abetting al-Qaida so they can attack us sounds like treason punishable by the laws of the land. Sorry, Hugo, I don't see the connection.

Doug T.

The US Constitution (Article III Section 3) states that a conviction for treason involves either waging war against the US or aiding those in a war against the US.

Bujol did not actually help Al Qaeda, he merely *thought* he was helping Al Qaeda. Thus, he is not eligible for a charge of treason.

A second problem is that same part of the Constitution requires two witness to the same overt act -- or a confession. The government had a single undercover officer.

herculodge

Since it's not treason, he got 20 years, then. Okay,Doug, I cannot push for a life sentence here.

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