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November 13, 2009

Rudy Goes Off Over Decision To Try KSM In Civilian Court In NYC

Why did Rudy have to be such a schmuck over abortion and run such an awful, awful campaign?

He runs through all of the problems with Obama's decision to try KSM in civilian court...they are war criminals, evidentiary challenges, venue problems, an unwillingness to call Hasan a Islamic Terrorist and more.

It's a long clip but worth it.

Rudy also points out that the KSM's volunteer, lefty attorneys will put the US government and by proxy Bush, on trial.

Andy McCarthy is thinking along the same lines and says it's a feature, not a bug of Obama's decision.

This summer, I theorized that Attorney General Eric Holder — and his boss — had a hidden agenda in ordering a re-investigation of the CIA for six-year-old alleged interrogation excesses that had already been scrutinized by non-partisan DOJ prosecutors who had found no basis for prosecution. The continuing investigations of Bush-era counterterrorism policies (i.e., the policies that kept us safe from more domestic terror attacks), coupled with the Holder Justice Department's obsession to disclose classified national-defense information from that period, enable Holder to give the hard Left the "reckoning" that he and Obama promised during the 2008 campaign. It would be too politically explosive for Obama/Holder to do the dirty work of charging Bush administration officials; but as new revelations from investigations and declassifications are churned out, Leftist lawyers use them to urge European and international tribunals to bring "torture" and "war crimes" indictments. Thus, administration cooperation gives Obama's base the reckoning it demands but Obama gets to deny responsibility for any actual prosecutions.

Today's announcement that KSM and other top al-Qaeda terrorists will be transferred to Manhattan federal court for civilian trials neatly fits this hidden agenda. Nothing results in more disclosures of government intelligence than civilian trials. They are a banquet of information, not just at the discovery stage but in the trial process itself, where witnesses — intelligence sources — must expose themselves and their secrets.

So now the scum that set in motion the plot that killed 3,000 people on American soil have the same rights as anyone else. Obama couches this as an expression of strength that will awe people around the world. The truth is it's a power play by a far left President who is looking for political payback. This decision will weaken the United States and endanger the lives of Americans.


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