Once again, the NY Times editorial board, an anonymous group of limousine liberals, thinks Americans are jerks
Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. described a federal court trial for the self-professed mastermind of Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, as “the defining event of my time as attorney general.” On Monday, Mr. Holder’s dream for demonstrating the power of the American court system crumbled when he announced that the trial would take place not in New York City or anywhere in the United States but before a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp.
That retreat was a victory for Congressional pandering and an embarrassment for the Obama administration, which failed to stand up to it.
Got that? Congress doing the job they are elected for, namely, listening to the People (for a change).
The wound inflicted on New York City from Mr. Mohammed’s plot nearly a decade ago will not heal for many lifetimes, yet the city, while still grieving, has thrived. How fitting it would have been to put the plot’s architect on trial a few blocks from the site of the World Trade Center, to force him to submit to the justice of a dozen chosen New Yorkers, to demonstrate to the world that we will not allow fear of terrorism to alter our rule of law.
Yeah, besides that pesky part regarding KSM airing all his unhinged jihadi grievances against the USA, let’s not forget this oldy
Two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court, according to a new national poll.
I have an idea (same one I and others had when Holder and Barry tried this the first time): let’s hold the trial in D.C. Or, how about the nearest court to the NY Times building? Or, in reality land, somewhere not a few blocks from where almost 3,000 of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones were murdered?
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