Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another victory for the reality-based community?

So, does this get the clock ticking on the tenure of the miserable hack that runs the Justice Department?

President Obama's advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.

The president's advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States.

Of course, these civilian trials have nothing to with the rule of law but rather an ideological slanted appeasement to the Left. Once the President and the aforementioned miserable hack started making statements to the effect that KSM would never be set free even if he was acquitted, they forfeited any moral high ground on the subject of rule of law and civil rights. And they most likely forfeited anything resembling a fair trial as the presiding judge may very well have thrown out the entire case because of those statements.

Perhaps then, equal parts appeasement to common sense and the realization that their idiotic prejudicial comments jeopardized the outcome of the trial.

Live and learn: we’ll take these victories when and where we can as we (prematurely?) credit the Obama administration for heeding a 2x4 of reality upside its head.


SarahB said...

Wasn't the President an associate professor of constitutional law at one point? His handling of the whole trial issue makes me wonder if he ever bothered to read through any of it.

B-Daddy said...

To quote Road 'Dawg, "Just because he read it, doesn't mean he believes in it."