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April 05, 2011

Schadenboners: Obama Supporters Defend Obama's Embrace of Military Tribunals, Gitmo

At Hot Air, Joe Scarborough wants an apology from Obama. Either he really believes that Bush's terrorist policies were evil and un-american, and yet is continuing that evil, or else he never believed it to begin with, and should apologize for conning the public.

This isn't just about inconsistency. It's about partisanship bordering on sedition and shallow, callow thinking run riot through our supposed leadership.

Matt Lewis notes this isn't just about cheap points:

n retrospect, it is painfully obvious that much of the anti-Bush rhetoric that helped propel Obama to the White House in 2008 was unwarranted, irresponsible, and transparently political. (Yes, it’s water under the bridge, but setting the record straight on history is an important task for opinion leaders.)

It's not just setting the record straight. It's adopting the correct policy for the future.

Military Tribunals Are "Fair," Sayeth Eric Holder: Obama and his leftist minions castigated the War in Iraq as a war of choice -- a war that wasn't forced on us.

Eric Holder, in deciding to try KSM at a military tribunal, now spins such a tribunal as fair and (implicitly) as Constitutional.

Ergo, this is what the Constitution demands. This. This, and not more -- such as a civilian trial.

Given that that is the case -- and Holder has now declared it to be so -- can he now explain to me why he and his boss were choosing to grant KSM more lenient treatment and a greater chance of getting off than necessary?

KSM did not have a right to a civilian trial; Holder now says so. So trying him in a civilian court would have been a privilege. A privilege of choice.

Why? Why are we treating a mass-murderer (and a confessed one, by the way) more softly than our system requires?

Why were/are Obama and Holder so hell-bent to offer them more generous treatment than necessary?

Peter King: Holder Should Stand on Principle and Resign (And Do the Country a Favor): Obviously.

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