And today, the decision to try 9/11 mastermind and four other Soldiers of Allah in civilian federal court located in New York City comes to the fore. Aside from the jumble of legal jurisdiction problems of putting military combatants before a civilian court and providing them with the rights that Americans and other civilians enjoy while in this country, it will be necessary to publicize classified material and methods. And, in addition, bringing these enemies from Guantanamo Bay to NYC will endanger New Yorkers. If you don’t think that other Soldiers of Allah are champing at the bit for this process to begin, you’re not paying attention.
President Obama means to bring this country to its knees so that he can consolidate power over it. And these two decisions are meant to embolden our enemies to act.
Attorney General Eric Holder is set to make a statement about this decision this morning. I can’t wait to hear his usual quality of logic.
We are now going to have a trial that never had to happen for defendants who have no defense. And when defendants have no defense for their own actions, there is only one thing for their lawyers to do: put the government on trial in hopes of getting the jury (and the media) spun up over government errors, abuses and incompetence. That is what is going to happen in the trial of KSM et al. It will be a soapbox for al-Qaeda's case against America. Since that will be their "defense," the defendants will demand every bit of information they can get about interrogations, renditions, secret prisons, undercover operations targeting Muslims and mosques, etc., and — depending on what judge catches the case — they are likely to be given a lot of it. The administration will be able to claim that the judge, not the administration, is responsible for the exposure of our defense secrets. And the circus will be played out for all to see — in the middle of the war. It will provide endless fodder for the transnational Left to press its case that actions taken in America's defense are violations of international law that must be addressed by foreign courts. And the intelligence bounty will make our enemies more efficient at killing us.
[Emphasis mine. More added to the McCarthy quote, which needs no further commentary.]