3:02pm

Fri June 17, 2011
The Commonwealth

McConnell Talks Terror with Local Leaders

US Senator Mitch McConnell met this morning with law enforcement and community leaders in Bowling Green to discuss concerns about an upcoming terror trial that could be held in Kentucky. Two Iraqi nationals were arrested in Bowling Green late last month on charges that they tried to supply cash and weapons to Al qqeda in Iraq. Senator McConnell says the defendants should have been treated as enemy combatants and sent to Guantanamo Bay.

“When you catch a foreign terrorist the first thing on your mind is not prosecution, but detention and interrogation,” said McConnell.

US Attorney General Eric Holder criticized the senator’s position on the issue in a speech last night. Several officials in Warren County expressed concern about how much it could cost to provide security for the trial…if it stays in the area.