Saturday, November 21, 2009


BR posted this video of the attorney general (not capitalized on purpose) getting rightfully slammed by Sen. Graham about his decision to try KSM and others in federal court. I listened to parts of the hearing the other day and couldn't get over the ineptitude of the AG. He kept trying to justify his decision by saying that 5 others were being tried by the military. It seems fishy to me that there is exactly the same number being tried by military as there are being tried in civilian court. Using his own argument, at least two of the five being tried in military court should have been tried in federal court.

IMHO, this is just another case of political showmanship by this administration. The only possible reason for this theater is to put the Bush administration and their policies on trial; not to seek justice.

I'm not the smartest guy in the room, but I do know that the majority of the condemning evidence will not be allowed in a civilian court. Also, there is already grounds for an appeal based on presumption of guilt statements made by not only the AG, but by the president himself (no cap on purpose). Both have all but stated that KSM will be found guilty and sentenced to death.

Sorry Mr. ag and Mr. president, but the pair of you have screwed the pooch on this one. Hard to believe that two so highly educated men, and lawyers to boot, could make such a basic mistake. But then, it isn't a mistake is it?

How cool would it have been to see Sen Graham stand up and tell Holder just after the video ends "Kapow, take that Slappy!"


Buckskins Rule said...

You are dead on that this is nothing more than political grandstanding. I think in part to force us to take our eye off the ball (i.e. healthcare).

What they fail to mention is that the firm that Holder worked for defended a bunch of these terrorists, and were directly responsible for delaying the military trials.

Talk about conflict of interest.

Buck said...

I agree completely. This decision, in addition to being dangerous and unconscionable, is impossible to understand without the Bush-Cheney connection. Despicable.

Rude1 said...

Why is it that regular Joes like ourselves can see right through their smoke and mirrors? Makes ya wonder!