A while back we conducted a poll of who was the biggest hack in the Obama administration. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner won relatively easily besting the miserable hack that runs the Justice Department for whom we were pimping quite hard. Perhaps results would be different if we held this poll a second time.
Ahmed Ghailani was supposed to be the test case, the reason why political opposition to trying Guantanamo goons in civilian courts was just hot air.
But now, after "Foopie" Ghailani was acquitted on all but one count for his role in the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings by Al Qaeda, Team Obama's hope of trying Gitmo's worst in civilian courts has been all but dashed.
Look for the secure courthouse at the U.S. Naval base in Cuba to get busy with military commission trials for many of the remaining inmates of the terrorist prison there, who number less than 200 now.
Never mind the five monsters in custody, led by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who've gleefully admitted orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks. Most Obama administration officials have given up hope they'll face justice in a federal court and aren't even planning another military commission trial anytime in the foreseeable future.
Want a little more balance in this analysis? You got it. Click here (sorry, won't let us embed video of Katie Couric) for a breakdown of this case from CBS News where you will hear:
"very bad news"
"acquitted Ghailani of the most serious terrorism charges against him"
"convicting on one count of conspiring to destroy U.S. property with explosives"
"minimum of 20 years"
and our favorite:
"they (Ghailani, KSM and the rest of the gang) remain at Gitmo and with this verdict, in all likelihood, will remain there for the foreseeable future"
The hubris and arrogance of the miserable hack that runs the Justice Department, aided and abetted by the President, has landed themselves and the rest of us in this pickle. They painted themselves into a corner, or onto an island as the case may be, with no foreseeable way out/off. Nice work.