KSM in Federal Court — We’re Officially Pre-9/11 Again

by Ryan on November 13, 2009

in Culture,War on Terror

The Obama Nation continues to live up to its pitiful reputation as Attorney General Eric Holder announced in perfect Friday “document-dump” fashion that five terrorists, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried in federal court in New York!

This about as pre-9/11 as one can possibly get.  This is what the 9/11 Commission warned us about the 1990s:  they were at war with us, but we weren’t at war with them.  Treating terrorism as a domestic crime, like burglary or a home invasion, was the wrong approach in the 1990s and will ultimately prove disastrous in the post-9/11 world.

Think about the legal questions which arise from this move:  was KSM mirandized?  Were his confessions/information given under duress?  What information was gathered using in-the-field sources or techniques?  Will divulging these in open court hinder our on-going intelligence operations?  Will we have to short-change the charges otherwise?  What about KSM’s security or ability to find a non-biased jury in New York City?  Television cameras, anyone?

It seems to me this move is merely political;  not practical, logistical, or even stretching to make sense from a security point of view.  Thirteen soldiers were killed by an Islamist terrorist in the USA last week and here we are treating these five monsters like common criminals before the blood dries at Ft. Hood.  Pitiful, disgusting, and ultimately tragic for the families of those killed because of KSM and others on 9/11.  Apparently Holder & Co. didn’t consider them before this bone-headed move.

UPDATE– Here’s “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani on Cavuto yesterday making the perfect argument against what Holder wants to do:  Part 1 and Part 2.

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