Lots of folks much smarter than I are livid about the US Attorney General Holder’s decision to try 9/11 terrorists in US civilian court. Krauthammer lays it out well in this video on Fox
and in his Washington Post article.
“So why is Attorney General Eric Holder doing this? Ostensibly, to demonstrate to the world the superiority of our system, where the rule of law and the fair trial reign.”…..
“Kill as many civilians as possible on American soil and Holder will give you Miranda rights, a lawyer, a propaganda platform — everything but your own blog.”
So, let’s ignore our laws about civilian vs. military trials, place New York City directly in harm’s way, and trample on the memories of those lost on 9/11, SIMPLY TO PUT ON A GOOD FACE TO THE WORLD.
Sure enough, the terrorists waste no time stepping up to their newly constructed platform; see this AP article.
NEW YORK — The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.
For a more personal take, see this article written by the father of one killed on 9/11.