July 25th, 2008
02:56 PM ET
12 years ago

McCain: bin Laden could face Nuremberg-like justice


McCain questions Obama’s experience and knowledge.

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Friday said that as president he would consider bringing Osama bin Laden to justice through a Nuremberg-like international trial.

He told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “We have various options. The Nuremberg Trials are certainly an example of the kind of tribunal that we could move forward with. I don’t think we’d have any difficulty in devising an international - internationally supported mechanism that would mete out justice. There’s no problem there.”

McCain said that it would be a “good thing to reveal to the world the enormity of this guy’s crimes, and his intentions, which are still there.”

When asked if as president he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee unequivocally stated, “Yes." Asked when, he said, "Right away.”

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  1. Brian

    An International Court... nowadays... would not sanction execution..... So McCain is saying he would not kill Bin Laden!

    July 25, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. Nia Hussein- Phoenix, AZ

    In earlier News McCain claimed that Obama has bad judgment when it comes to foriegn affairs and this war but yet again, he Parrots Obama who said this already, last month.

    July 25, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. yankeegirl15

    Oh my Johnny, weren't you involved in the Trial at Nuremburg? Oh wait; that was Spencer Tracy. The old man, confused, white hair thing threw me.

    July 25, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. name

    McCain is not someone who can be trusted with anything given his position changes for pure political gain. If McCain believe he could win Muslim vote by giving a presidential pardon to Osama Bin Laden he will.

    July 25, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  5. James

    We would not be in Iraq if congress had not voted for it.

    If we are going to Impeach Bush for the war, then why not the members of congress who voted for it?????

    Why not Impeach McCain and Clinton for helping to kill our people????????????????

    July 25, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  6. Dave in Canada

    What war did he win? Was he in WW1 or WW2? Why does he keep saying that he knows how to win wars? The only thing that turned things around in Iraq was the paying of over 100,000 militiamen to fight for our side instead of against us. Miss one paycheck and they'll turn against the US again.

    July 25, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  7. Kim, Dallas, TX

    This must be a result of his proven record of winning wars....what? no proof? But that's what he keeps telling us. What exactly gives McCain more experience in foreign affairs? knowing about the split of Checkoslovakia? Knowing the difference between Sunni and Shiia? Knowing the border to Pakistan is Afghanistan and not Iraq? Knowing that the Anbar region was not settled due to the surge? This guy is a joke and way too many believe what he says. I believe that is because we all respect him for what he sacrificed during the Vietnam War. However, that does not make him qualified to run a country. I want our respect to regain worldwide what it used to be. There is no way that McCain can do that for us if he cannot even get it right what country Putin was president of.

    July 25, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
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