The Khalid Sheikh Mohammed show trial comes to Broadway
By J.J. Jackson
Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States and the same man who pushed hard for the pardon of the FALN terrorists under former President Clinton, has once again proven to be the best friend a terrorist can have. With his announcement that he was moving forward with a civilian court trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a decision he claimed to have made on his very own in order to shield President Obama, Mr. Holder has once again shown America how dangerous liberals are and why they should be absolutely nowhere near our government and our liberties. He has given every terrorist a glimpse of how to attack us in the future. Do not fight us on the battlefield where you will get a military tribunal but rather come to our shores and start attacking our citizens and we will give you a cushy cell and a platform for you to denounce the infidels of the west.
Forget the possibility that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed might not be found guilty by a bunch of people, as the saying goes, too stupid to avoid jury duty. Liberals poo poo the thought. Not like anyone that was clearly guilty has ever been set free right? The fact that our government is even taking this risk when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has already pleaded guilty in a military court is baffling. But no more baffling than why liberals think that policies where government takes over key aspects of the lives of their citizenry and tried over and over in China, the former Soviet Union, NAZI Germany, France, Great Britain, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea will work this time around simply because they are in charge.
Yeah, I know, liberals get all upset when each and every week I expose how their policies are absolutely horrendous and failures. And I know you liberals that find my columns each week are really upset by the truth. However once again we have yet further proof that liberals are indeed like their fellow travelers from Hitler to Stalin to Mao to Chavez to Castro. In a remarkable move this week President Obama basically declared that the entire trial process of Mr. Mohammed is a show trial.
Yes, that's right, just like the show trials of the Soviets, the NAZIs and any other of the numerous far left regimes that have plagued this planet for centuries. Oh, but do not take my word for it! Take President Obama's own words where he all but declares that KSM is guilty and will be put to death.
Speaking to NBC's Chuck Todd President Obama proclaimed, "I don't think it will be offensive at all when [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is] convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him."
Yep, you heard right. KSM is guilty by decree of President Obama. Just like Stalin, Hitler and others have all proclaimed others that they wanted dead, guilty during their own reigns. Of course this lunatic is guilty. But to have the President running around declaring him that after his administration just awarded him a trial by jury?
Gee, it is reassuring to know that Obama is so confident that after everything from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession to all information obtained during his detention is thrown out of civilian court because he was never read his Miranda Rights that this terrorist looser will still be found guilty.
And here is a question for you Mr. Obama. Now that you have publicly declared KSM guilty before his trial haven't you just given him another golden opportunity to make a mockery of America?
I can see this now.
Judge: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, how do you plead?"
KSM: "Not guilty your honor and my lawyer, Lynn Stewart, would like to make a motion …"
Lynn, the terrorist lover, Stewart (from her jail cell via video conference): "Your honor, due to President Obama's remarks declaring my client guilty, when he is clearly an innocent man being persecuted by the evil United States, I would like to bring before the court a motion for a change of venue. Obviously my client can no longer receive a fair trial here based on such egregious statements!"
Judge: "Hmmm … I am inclined to grant this motion. Where would you like to propose for a change of venue?"
Lynn, the terrorist lover, Stewart: "We feel that the only place where my client can receive a fair trial is in Iran."
Judge: "I don't think that I have the authority to move this court to that location. You need to pick a place within the United States."
Lynn, the terrorist lover, Stewart: "Well it is obvious that my innocent client could never receive a fair trial within the United States. I move to dismiss all charges."
Judge: "Reluctantly I agree. The jury pool is clearly tainted. All charges against Mr. Mohammed are summarily dismissed. He is free to go. Bailiff, return Mr. Mohammed's things including his bomb making materials and his list of CIA operatives operating abroad."
Oh, yeah, it is all a big joke right? Again, nothing like this could ever happen in a court of law, right?
O.J. call your office.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the lead editor contributor to American Conservative Daily and also the founder of SignalCongress.com. He is the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.
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