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Monday, November 16, 2009

Vandam: Nailing It

Malone Vandam at the New Paltz Journal captures the intent of the Obama/Holder decision to try in Federal court the mass-murdering terrorist scumbag whose plan killed my cousin in the New York Fire Department and 3,000-plus others on September 11th:

Obama and Holder Launch Attack on America

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Has A Friend In The White House

"Morally Confused" Is The Least of It

Read each of Vandam's brief posts, then pass them to others.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wikipedia: Yoo is best known for his work from 2001 to 2003 in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel under the George W. Bush Administration. In the Justice Department, Yoo's expansive view of Presidential power led to a close relationship with the office of Vice President Dick Cheney. Yoo played a significant role in the legal justification for the Bush Administration's policy in the War on Terrorism, arguing that prisoner of war status under the Geneva Conventions does not apply to "enemy combatants" captured during the War in Afghanistan and held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, asserting executive authority to undertake waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation techniques" regarded as torture by the current Justice Department. Yoo furthermore argued that the President was not bound by the War Crimes Act, and provided a legal opinion backing the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

You really, really have to hate this country to let the military planner of an act of asymmetrical warfare against an American city have access to courts established for civil justice. Civil criminal courts, state or federal, are established to determine guilt on questions of ordinary crimes, investigated and prosecuted under the ordinary rules of criminal procedure.

Throwing the case of an illegal military combatant of this magnitude into a civil criminal court is like a car bombing of both the American legal system and American national security.

I think Vandam deserves to be sent to Gitmo, waterboarded, and prevented from having a trial until he declares there is no trade-off between civil liberties and national security. If he objects to this treatment, he can plead with his captors in secret, without representation or due process.

November 16, 2009 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret spy terrorist boogiemen that can't be prosecuted for murder in open court, because then the enemy would learn all our secret spy stuff? You know, all that secret spy stuff we suspect our government is secretly using against Americans? Just because there do exist actual Muslim terrorists, doesn't mean the military industrial complex is your friend. Our government and their government do not trade off like a teeter-totter.

Secret police are always and everywhere a bad idea. The essence of the State is the denial of the Bill of Rights. To get their way, the State will push any mental buttons you offer it that will cause you to withdraw your objections. Freedom will come when enough people decide there are no circumstances under which they would deny civil rights to other people. No circumstances. None. Zero. Nada. Not a nuclear bomb in a city and an alleged terrorist who knows where it is. None. People must demand that the alleged mastermind of 9/11 gets a real trial, and the prosecution must prove its case sufficient for an untampered jury to decide he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

November 17, 2009 at 6:42 AM  

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