Thursday, November 19, 2009

AG Holder Ripped Apart in Senate Over NY 9/11 Trial

I've already given you a head's up (with a valuable assist from Rudy Giuliani) on the ridiculous notion of trying 9/11 conspirator Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court in New York City.

Today, Attorney General Eric holder went before the Senate trying tojustify this abomination - and Senator Lindsay Graham reduced him to stuttering idiocy:

My only problem with this is that Graham was far too polite, giving Holder credit for having good motives but being 'misguided' and setting bad precedent.

In fact this is absolutely deliberate on the Obama Administration's part, because it gives them a chance to 'try' the Bush Administration, excite Obama's Angry Left base and take the heat off Prez Zero.

Yes. They're willing to compromise national security for a domestic political agenda.

Remember that you heard it here first - there's at least a 50/50 chance that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be acquitted, because (a)his attorneys will claim the evidence gathered against him is inadmissible because it was obtained under duress and 'torture', (b) because he was not given his Miranda rights when he was arrested, (c) because the federal government will have to make a choice between abiding by the disclosure rules of evidence by revealing confidential info or dropping the charges or a combination of all three.

Rest assured that if this happens, Obama and Holder attempt to spin it by blaming the Bush Administration for the acquittal instead of their decision to try KSM in civilian court, with all that implies. And it's also a nice lead in to the show trials and prosecution of Bush Administration figures who interrogated Islamist terrorists that Obama and Holder are busily working on for the near future.

The National Review's Andrew McCarthy, who actually convicted th efirst World Trade Center bombers has a superb piece on why this is such a dangerous idea for those of you who want some additional reading on the matter, and I strongly recommend it.

UPDATE: President Obama, whom I remember hearing somewhere has a law degree has committed a major legal error by commenting publicly and thus giving KSM's attorneys a handle to toss this out of court because the President of the United States just prejudiced the outcome by commenting publicly:

“I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him,” Obama told NBC’s Chuck Todd.

When Todd asked Obama if he was interfering in the trial process by declaring that Mohammed will be executed, Obama, a former constitutional law professor, insisted that he wasn’t trying to dictate the result.

“What I said was, people will not be offended if that's the outcome. I'm not pre-judging, I'm not going to be in that courtroom, that's the job of prosecutors, the judge and the jury,” Obama said.

Yes,but Obama is a public figure, and he just said that KSM will be convicted and receive the death penalty - on national television! That's not something that a reasonable person would expect to have no impact, and certainly is not something KSM's attorneys are going to ignore.

Does the ONE want KSM acquitted? I wonder...


Alpha3958 said...

Hussein Obama is starting to remind me of Saddam Hussein, with these show trials. This is very similar to the Henry Louis Gates incident, only the consequences are much more serious.

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This was undoubtedly ludicrous decision without any reasonable grounds and I cannot even imagine some sound motives as Mr. Graham suggested Mr. Holder had. I'm missing the point of this whole thing considering the hopes created for KSM of a possible acquittal. And as it is lined with Obama's national TV "performance" it all together has a good potential for committing an outrageous political suicide together with another terrorist attack on NY. Elli