Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Of Kangaroos and Courts

Let's see here.... The administration maintains that the 9/11 mastermind et al can be ably tried by our justice system. The President says that KSM will be convicted and sentenced to death. Huh? If there is no doubt of the outcome, what function does providing this opportunity for the opposition to spout their hateful ideology serve? Silly me. I forgot. It placates the ACLU and provides a marvelous distraction in the form of Bush bashing.

Now when a liberal judge hurls the charges from his courtroom as fruit of the poisoned waterboard, although they won't introduce that evidence, we are not to worry that the malefactors will be released. I did notice that Holder today used the terms that KSM would not walk our streets, which leads me to wonder whether he will walk the dusty streets of Peshawar and plot anew. Conversely, perhaps they can prosecute him for jaywalking in Guantanamo or violating the civil rights of those Americans pulverized by his machinations. Holy Doublespeak.

In any case, isn't there something Castroesque, Hitleresque, Stalinesque out of trying someone for show when the result is foreordained? I mean if the administration's point is that they, like good lawyers, believe in the legal system, why don't they trust it? I have not the smallest iota of an iota of compassion for the 9/11 crowd, but I'm seriously perturbed by a proceeding that smacks of cynicism. Much better, at least more honest, to haul them up before the military as enemy combatants who murdered three thousand American citizens and put them out of our misery forthwith.


Sharpshooter said...

Show trials whose outcome is already preordained? This smacks of Stalinist justice. Why the trials anyway? These people are terrorists at war with us and not Amrcan civilians entitled to our rights under the Cosntitution. In WWII when the US authorities caught Hitler's spies and terrorists whose assigment was sabotage and mayhem on Amercan soil they were executed and hung as spies.
We are at war with these animals and they should not be entitled to the same rights as our citizens. They are not American citizens being judged by a crime and entitled to all the rights under our system of justice. They are terrorists at war with our country.

Ms Calabaza said...

Read this and weep: