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POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 22,2010 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETYE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 114 - No. 4 Friday, January 22, 2010 GUEST EDITORIAL IF TRIAL FALLS IT WILL BE BUSH'S FAULT by Edward P. Shallow GOP House leader John Boehner blasted AG Eric Holder's decision to move Khalid Sheikh Mohammed from Guantanarno to New York City as one "that placed the interests of liberals before the safety and security of the American people." I take it a step further. I am convinced the real objective of Holder and Obama is to put the American government and former President George Bush on trial. Liberals are determined to reveal all the coercive methods the Bush administration used to extract the information necessary to curtail further attacks on the homeland. Obama will once again feel obligated to apolo- gize to his friends in Europe. Mohammed conceived, planned, and launched the at- tacks that killed thousands of American citizens in a war that he and other terrorists declared. He is an avowed enemy of the United States. The criminal jus- tice system is not the proper place to determine his fate. Our criminal courts provide protection to our citi- zens that should not be provided to a terrorist, and may actually damage national security. What could be more harmful to our national security will be the effect a civilian trial of Mohammed will have on the future conduct of intelligence officers and mili- tary personnel. Will they have to secure the "crime scene" under battlefield conditions? Will they have to gather evidence and secure its chain of custody for transport all the way back to New York? All of this while intelligence officers and soldiers operate in a war zone, trying to stay alive, and working to complete their mis- sion and get out without casualties. The Obama administration has rejected the tool designed to solve this tension between civilian trials and the demands of intelligence and military opera- tions. In 2001, President George Bush established mili- tary commissions, which have a long history that includes World War II, the Civil War and the Revolu- tionary War ... The lawyers in the Bush administra- tion understood that military commissions could guarantee a fair trial while protecting national secu- rity secrets from excessive exposure. The Supreme Court has upheld the use of commis- sions for war crimes. Congress approved these proce- dures in 2005 and 2009. Consider that Mohammed was captured in a lighten- ing raid in Pakistan. The intelligence that led to that capture has been the subject of a number of reports. However, AI-Qaeda would love to know for sure where (Continued on Page I0) LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 STEVEN R TAURO March 22, 1965 - January 18, 2010 Steven P. Tauro of East Boston, Massachusetts passed away on January 18, 2010. He is the loving son of Benito and Debora Tauro of East Boston. Loving father of Steven and Matthew Tauro. Dear brother of Mark and wife Mina Tauro of Westwood, Paul and wife Diana Tauro of Melrose, Daniel and wife Lena Tauro of Stoneham, and Linda and husband Michael Scarpa of Melrose. Loving grandson of Giovanna Colarossi of East Boston. Steven is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. He was a life long resident of East Boston and a graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. Steven will always be fondly remembered by his family and friends and to everyone whose lives he touched. He could make anyone laugh May He Rest in with his sense of humor and charming ways. He was always the first to lend a hand, whether it be at a family gathering or community event. Steven was always there for everyone he met, his infectious smile would brighten up the room. He respected and valued his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially with his two sons, Steven and Matthew. Funeral arrangements handled by Mark A. Tauro. Visiting hours will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Friday, January 22,2010 from 3:00-8:00 PM. Funeral will be on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 128 Gave Street, East Boston at 10:00 AM. Donations can be made to the Steven and Matthew Tauro Fund, 15 Carol Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. For more information please visit Eternal Peace SOCIETA SANTA MARIA DI ANZANO Join us on Saturday, February 13, 2010 for dinner and dancing with Sea Breeze. The event will be held at Anthony's of Malden, 105 Canal Street. For more information and tickets please call Elio LoRusso at 617-776-2739 or 617-799-6826. Internationally-acclaimed uo Fittorio Chielmi yca 00Pianca 00erform The Boston Early Music Festival will present internationally-acclaimed duo Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba, and Luca Pianca, lute, on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8pro at First Church of Cambridge, Con- gregational (I I Garden Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA) in a performance entitled The Golden Age of the Viola da Gamba and the Lute: Works by Marais, Gallot, Forqueray, S. L. Weiss, and Lidl. A free pre-concert talk with the artists will be Offered at 7pm. Tickets and information are available at WWW.BEMF.ORG or by call- ing 617-661-1812. Each an accomplished soloist in his own right, award-winning viola da gambist Vittorio Ghielmi, and II Giardino Armonico founder Luca Pianca, lute, have toured the world performing the extensive, but little- known repertoire for lute and viola da gamba. Their most recent CD, "Bagpipes from Hell," explores the rustic side of the repertoire alongside more refined works by Marais, Gallot, Forqueray, S. L. Weiss, Abel, and Lidl, and provides the basis for their BEMF debut performance. Early Music America hails the duo's "beautiful tone and expressivity," commenting that "when the two play together they create a very rich sound." The 2009-2010 Boston Early Music Festival concert season is presented with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Constellation Center, WGBH Radio Boston, Harpsichord Clearing House, and Zuckermann Harpsichords International. Dates, times, venues, artists, and programs are subject to change. Accountants and Auditors Boston Business Journal Top 50 Firms - 200412005 Corporations * Trusts * Estates * Individuals * Computer Services * Financial Planning Buying and Selling Businesses LR.S. and D.O.R. Representation * Federal and State Taxes 331 Montvale Avenue  Rocco J. Antonelli, C.P.A. 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