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November 18, 2009

AG Eric "Nation Of Cowards" Holder Testifies About Civilian Trials For Terrorists

And Andy McCarthy Fisks the hell out of him.

A taste.

6. In a civilian trial, America will see KSM for the coward that he is – Holder: "I am not scared of KSM." Submitting a war criminal to a military commission is not an exercise in fear; it is an exercise in justice. We already know all about what kind of animal KSM is, thanks to the exrtraordinary information that has come out in the military proceedings and the CIA interrogations. You could fill a book a book with it, which the 9/11 Commission did. We don't need to bear the risks of a civilian trial either to learn more about KSM or so Mr. Holder can show how brave he is.

For the liberal vision of this, check out Chris Good at The Atlantic's Politics Blog (It's a "Milky Loads" free zone). Good assures us that Holder understands we are at war because, well, Holder says, "I know that we are at war". Case close, the science is settled.

Good then goes on to parse the difference between the Bush and Obama approaches.

But despite the Obama administration's attempts to get away from Bush's language, the war on terrorism is something that it can't get away from. Today we had Obama's top law enforcement official full embrace that ethos. If that tells us anything, it's that at critical moments of national security, the Obama administration will acknowledge this war, and it will verge into the national security realism that, while mismanaged and badly represented over the previous eight years, came to be a defining mark of the Bush worldview.

Here's the thing, when the President takes this portfolio from the military and gives it to his "top law enforcement official" that's a clue that he most definitely is not treating this like a war. See if Obama thought this was a war, he'd let the m-i-l-i-t-a-r-y handle it, not the AG.

Remember military commissions were not just the work of Bush and Cheney's evil dreams, they were created by Congress (something a certain junior Senator from Illinois seemed pretty happy about at one time).

War. Law enforcement. Just words.

Meanwhile, terrorists who kill thousands in an act of war are afforded the full panoply of rights and protections as any US citizen who steals a car.

Obama, Holder and the rest of the left tell us this will awe the world, make them love us and prevent future attacks. You know, just like the trial and conviction of the first WTC bombers did.

Just another example of the 'reality based community' ignoring reality.

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