Friday, November 13, 2009

I don't get it

So I'm watching Fox News, and they are talking about how Kahled Sheikh Mohammed, the guy who planned the murder of 3000 Americans on 9/11 will be tried in a federal courtroom.

I'm baffled. This guy didn't live in America. He did his planning from a foreign country. He was captured in a foreign country. Why is he entitled to constitutional protections? As far as I'm concerned he shouldn't be allowed to set foot on American soil. If gets a trial, it should be a military trial. This has nothing to do with our criminal justice system or our constitution.

Equally baffling is why this guy should be getting a trail at all. The banner on Fox read "Confessed mastermind of 9/11 to face federal trail in NYC." He confessed. He did it. Everyone knows he did, and he admits he did it. So what's the trial for? And why is Attorney General Eric Holder on my TV saying KSM will stand trail for the acts he "allegedly" committed? Seems to me, once a guy has confessed we can stop all this alleged nonsense.

This is so wrong in so many ways. And now his lawyers are going to put the US on trial. We'll spend a year documenting every detail of how this guy was treated and how immoral America is. The world will get turned upside down, with KSM being the victim and evil George Bush being the bad guy.

The country doesn't need this. It's a distraction from what matters. It's an insult to Americans. And it's a moral outrage.

The man confessed to murdering 3000 Americans. It's pure insanity that he's still breathing. Put a bullet in his head and lets move on.

Plus, this:
Trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court will be an intelligence bonanza for al Qaeda, tie up our courts for years on issues best left to the president and Congress, and further cripple our intelligence agencies’ efforts to fight terrorists abroad.

KSM and his co-defendants will have all of the benefits and rights that the U.S. Constitution accords those who live here, most importantly the right to demand that the government produce in open court all of the information that it has on them, and how it was obtained.

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