Archive for November 23rd, 2009

Ground Zero

In a manner fitting of the Obama administration, a bombshell was dropped on the American people last Friday afternoon. Eric Holder, the US Attorney General announced that he will be sending Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (self-proclaimed mastermind of 9-11) and 4 other Gitmo detainees to Manhattan to be tried for their crimes in CIVILIAN court as opposed to Military Tribunal. These Military Commissions have a long history going all the way back to the Revolutionary War. Having been most famously reinstituted back in 2001 by President George W. Bush, these commissions were upheld by the Supreme Court and Congress as recently as 2006 and 2009. Upon entering office, President Obama halted all Military Tribunals and now, dripping with twisted irony, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) and his cohorts will be tried only blocks away from the location of the worst terror attack in US History, Ground Zero. (more…)

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