The Obama administration’s decision to give 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shieikh Mohammed and other terrorists ” fair trials”, (as opposed to a military tribunals) we are told “upholds American values”.
It turns out, two thirds of us don’t share those values:
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.
William Teach has more at The Pirate’s Cove.
Among those two thirds happens to be New York’s Democrat Governor Paterson.
“It’s a little inconsistent with what he told me last week,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told the Daily News last night after being honored on the East Side with the Brennan Center for Justice Legacy Award.
Slightly less measured in his tone is Dan Riehl:
The Un-American Elitist Moron In The White House
Let’s just hope he isn’t successful in dragging America too far down with him before he’s run out of town in 2012 as the absolutely worst chief executive in America’s modern history. With his latest stupid move he’s simply handing radical Islam a perfect propaganda tool and causing NYC and America to experience more sadness and potential mayhem than they’ve already endured due to those miscreants.
Obama is a disgraceful incompetent never tested for the job he holds, not once in his entire life. And he lacks the wisdom, experience and genuine patriotism to even understand it. In two years, the half of this country that has come to outright despise him will join with the smaller segment of the electorate that is simply sick of him and his bad, dumb, holier than thou ideas and throw him out of the WH further than perhaps any former American potus has ever been tossed on his overly large ears.
The WSJ’ Bret Stephens has long thought that bringing KSM et al back to NYC is a good idea, but his vision is somewhat different from the Obama administration’s:
In my concept, the men would be taken by helicopter to a height of about 1,000 feet over Ground Zero and pushed out the door, so that they, too, could experience what so many of their victims did in the awful final flickering seconds of their lives.
And since al Qaeda intended the attacks as a spectacle for the benefit of its would-be recruits, I’d give al Jazeera the exclusive TV rights.
I get it now…ground zero should be the last thing KSM sees.
Baldilocks: Malevolent Outcomes
Newsbusters asks: As They Pound Palin with Polls, Where Are the Gallup and Network Polls About Fort Hood? Or the KSM Trial?
So far there’s only one poll out on the KSM trial, the CNN poll cited here.
CNN poll: 64% of Americans are … un-American?
This weekend, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) called people who oppose criminal trials in federal court for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the 9/11 plotters “un-American.” It turns out that there is an epidemic of this lack of patriotism, according to CNN.
Oh brother! Just when you think they couldn’t be more incompetent…
Just One Minute: The Fast Track To Dumb:
As he told us last Friday, Eric Holder wants to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian courts because he (mostly) attacked civilians, while the attackers of the USS Cole will be sent to a military tribunal. The Dallas Morning News explained:
There is no contradiction here: military courts for attacks on the military, civilian courts for attacks on civilians.
OMG. And if the next batch of terrorists are clever enough to attack an elementary school will they be tried in juvenile court?
There’s more, keep reading.
Yes, let’s give more rights to the nice folks who target civilians. Makes perfect sense. OMG indeed.
Bill Whittle weighs in on PJ Media’s Afterburner: Memo to Obama: Detainees Are Not Soldiers, They Are Weapons in this War.