PRESIDENT BUSH, Dec. 12, 2005
On the contrary, at least one terrorist living in Iraq has found that democracy is a vehicle for power. According to CNN:
A man sentenced to death in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies now sits in Iraq's parliament as a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's ruling coalition, according to U.S. military intelligence.Now there's an idea for House Republicans to file away for the next time they control Congress -- grant immunity to all incumbents.
Jamal Jafaar Mohammed's seat in parliament gives him immunity from prosecution.
... U.S. military intelligence in Iraq has approached al-Maliki's government with the allegations against Jamal Jafaar Mohammed, whom it says assists Iranian special forces in Iraq as "a conduit for weapons and political influence."
... A Kuwaiti court sentenced Jamal Jafaar Mohammed to death in 1984 in the car bombings of the U.S. and French embassies the previous December. Five people died in the attacks and 86 were wounded.