As predicted, trying international terrorists as common criminals in American courtrooms is a recipe for success — for the terrorists. Ahmed Ghailani, one of the men responsible for bombing an American embassy in 1998 killing 225 people, was found NOT GUILTY yesterday on 284 of the 285 charges against him. Fortunately, one charge stuck for which he can get twenty years, so he won’t be freed anytime soon.
Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas — and their millions of supporters around the world — must have sore hands from all the high fives. Congratulations to the defense of terror.
Thanks to Eric Holder and his boss, the president, we have been sent an omen for what’s to come when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his 9/11 henchmen killers are paraded into the same courtroom environment, with all their confessions certain to be thrown out while facing a civilian jury of their “peers.” Then and now, the Attorney General had a choice of using a Military Tribunal. But he chose the avenue of greater value to the enemy.
Just as stated in previous blogs: What side are they on?
* Before his appointment as Attorney General, Holder worked for a law firm that represented seventeen of the Gitmo detainees (pro bono). But, who’s asking?
* Since becoming Attorney General, Holder hired five attorneys from that firm who had directly represented Gitmo detainees in the past. But, who’s asking?
* Holder is the same Attorney General who dropped all charges of voter intimidation against the New Black Panthers from the 2008 elections, when they were caught ON CAMERA breaking the law.
Where’s the outrage, Senators and Congressmen?
Where’s the outrage, news media?
Where’s the outrage, America?
2012 can’t come soon enough.
Excellent editorial in the New York Post, as follows: