KSM: “I’m Very Sorry They Been Killed Kids in 9/11″

By Brian Ross And Luis Martinez

Mar 14, 2007 11:41pm

After confessing to planning the 9/11 attacks, al Queida leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told the military tribunal hearing his case, "I don’t like to kill people. I’m very sorry they been killed kids in 9/11," according to a transcript released by the Pentagon. Apparently speaking in English, the terrorist compared himself to George Washington fighting for independence, he told the tribunal, "When you said I’m terrorist, I think it is deceiving peoples. Terrorists, enemy combatant. Because war, for sure, there will be victims." Later in his remarks to the tribunal he raises the issue of torture, but his words are redacted in the official Pentagon transcript. Click Here for Full Blotter Coverage. "I know American people are torturing us from seventies. {REDACTED} I know they talking human rights. And I know it is against American constitution, against American laws," he said. Current and former CIA officials say KSM was the subject of "extreme interrogation techniques" including water-boarding which the U.S. denies is torture. KSM’s statement to the tribunal includes what he says he was told about his treatment by interrogators: "They said every law, they have exceptions, this is your bad luck you been part of the exception of our laws." Click here for the actual document. Original story

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