Khalid Sheik Mohammed in the Big Apple
Friday, November 13, 2009
Get your tickets now for the greatest show to hit the Big Apple in decades. Khalid "Sheik Sheik Sheik" Mohammed and several other acts will be performing on stage in federal court. You have absolutely got to be kidding me. This will be the biggest train wreck in US judicial history. How can they even be contemplating giving that reprehensible sub-human the huge protections and access to information our legal system provides defendants. The scumbag lawyers who will rush to represent him will be clamoring for information on, well let's have Andy McCarthy tell us just what will happen.
So: We are now going to have a trial that never had to happen for defendants who have no defense. And when defendants have no defense for their own actions, there is only one thing for their lawyers to do: put the government on trial in hopes of getting the jury (and the media) spun up over government errors, abuses and incompetence. That is what is going to happen in the trial of KSM et al. It will be a soapbox for al-Qaeda's case against America. Since that will be their "defense," the defendants will demand every bit of information they can get about interrogations, renditions, secret prisons, undercover operations targeting Muslims and mosques, etc., and — depending on what judge catches the case — they are likely to be given a lot of it. The administration will be able to claim that the judge, not the administration, is responsible for the exposure of our defense secrets. And the circus will be played out for all to see — in the middle of the war. It will provide endless fodder for the transnational Left to press its case that actions taken in America's defense are violations of international law that must be addressed by foreign courts. And the intelligence bounty will make our enemies more efficient at killing us.
Ah ha, so now I see it. This allows Holder and his boss to get all the dirty laundry their left wing has been howling for aired in public, but they can say it wasn't their fault. They were just trying to bring the naughty terrorist to justice. Or maybe he isn't a terrorist. maybe he was teased about being a Muslim and he couldn't stand the thought of being deployed to war....oh wait sorry wrong Muslim terrorist.
KSM tried to plead guilty in a tribunal last December and somehow as the last act in the Bush administration's excremental handling of this whole issue, they declined to accept the guilty pleas. I think the biggest failure of W's two terms is the lack of convictions for the jihadis at Gitmo. If they had manned up and rammed some form of tribunals through they would have set a legal precedent, or simply affirmed the one that LBJ set by convicting and then killing the German saboteurs in WWII. Once this was done it would have been much more difficult for the left to put up the kind of legal fracas we are about to experience.
As big as W's failure to try and convict these scum was, Obama's is far worse as he will be setting the exact opposite of the precedent he ought. Now it will be enshrined that any malicious evil bastard who kills thousands of innocents outside of any laws or even civilization is automatically equated with, and provided the protections of, a US citizen. Well done, Bravo sir.
In case that wasn't foolish and heinous enough the Jawa Report reports:
Apparently plans are afoot to release 26 Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen. The Obama administration refuses to make the threat assessment public or even respond to the concerns repeatedly articulated by Rep. Wolf (R-Va.) who has written the White House several times.
Congressman Wolf's latest letter is below and thoroughly details some of the risks associated with transferring these "dangerous individuals" to the care of Yemen, especially following the Fort Hood terror attack. Wolf omits a few salient facts. For example, all the perpetrators of the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole who were convicted in Yemen were later granted an early release. And Jaber Elbaneh, of the Lackawanna Seven fame, despite being wanted by the FBI and convicted of terrorist acts in Yemen, was permitted to wander free after a deal with the Yemeni president.