Surrender Monkey Friday: Feels Like September 10

Yes, the Surrender Monkey is thrilled, because it looks like the Barry administration is going back to the September 10th way of dealing with terrorism

The U.S. government has dropped charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the suspect in the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

The charges were dropped “without prejudice” by Susan Crawford, convening authority at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon. The proceeding did not address specifics of the government’s case against al-Nashiri, who remains a “high value” detainee held at Guantanamo.

In removing the charges without prejudice, prosecutors can resubmit charges at a later date while at the same time complying with President Barack Obama’s order to the military to hold off on cases for four months.

Super. Stone cold terrorist who masterminded the killing of American sailors, and now what happens? Civilian court? Release? Hope ‘n Change. Andy McCarthy

…it is noteworthy that, before the appointing authority acted this evening, Obama had scheduled a meeting for tomorrow afternoon with victims and families of victims not only of the Cole bombing but of of the 9/11 attacks. At a minimum, he appeared poised to announce he was dropping the Cole charges against Nashiri. All evening, however, it has been floated from several knowledgeable sources that the president was prepared to announce the dismissal of all the commission cases — i.e., not only against Nashiri but against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotters. That suggestion is supported by the fact that the 9/11 families were invited to the White House meeting: there would have been no need to invite them to discuss an announcement that impacted only the Cole case.

Dismissals, if they happened, would surely be couched as “without prejudice.” That is, Obama would be able to tell the families — whether he meant it or not — that he could always re-file military commission charges if he ultimately decided that commissions, rather than civilian trials, were the best way to go. (snip)

Such dismissals would get the administration out from under the four-month deadline its adjournment request would have imposed.  That is, the cases would be gone instead of suspended.  Nothing further would ever have to happen, and nothing further would happen, unless and until Obama decided what to do about all the detainees remaining at Guantanamo Bay.  Maybe his ultimate decision would be to transfer the war-crimes detainees for trial in civilian court, maybe it would be to ship them to some country willing to take them, or maybe it would be to continue detaining them without trial under some new legal system.  But you could bet the ranch that war crimes defendants would never again be charged in military commissions.  Obama’s antiwar base, which rejects the premise that we are at war, cannot abide such military prosecutions. 

September 10 America is back. 

Indeed it is.

Others: Michelle Malkin, Right Wing News, Wizbang, Weasel Zippers, Gateway Pundit,

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2 Responses to “Surrender Monkey Friday: Feels Like September 10”

  1. BHO is really tearing up the dhimmi racetrack, huh?

  2. They are going to love him at the next al Qaeda meeting.

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