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'We have various options.' McCain Photo: AP
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'Crimes and intentions.' Bin Laden Photo: Reuters
'Crimes and intentions.' Bin Laden Photo: Reuters

McCain favors Nuremburg-type trial for bin Laden

'It might be a good thing to reveal to the world the enormity of this guy's crimes and his intentions,' US presidential candidate tells CNN. Adds: As president I'll move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem right away

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Published: 07.26.08, 07:50 / Israel News

US presidential candidate John McCain said Friday he favors a trial for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the fashion of the Nuremburg trials for Nazi leaders held after World War II.

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Asked on CNN what he would do with bin Laden if the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the US -- believed hiding in Pakistan - is ever caught, the Republican senator replied, "Of course you put him on trial."


"There are ample precedents for that. And it might be a good thing to reveal to the world the enormity of this guy's crimes and his intentions," McCain said.


"We have various options, but the Nuremburg trials are certainly an example of the kind of tribunal that we could move forward with.


"I don't think we would have any difficulty devising an internationally-supported mechanism that would mete out justice," he said.


McCain told CNN that as president he would move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "right away," adding "I've been committed to that proposition for years."


When asked whether he would support an Israeli attack on Iran, McCain said he wouldn't discuss hypotheticals, but did say, "I can tell you this: The United States of America is committed to making sure that there is never a second Holocaust. That will be what I do as president of the United States."


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