Liz Cheney for National Security Advisor!
…No, I’m perfectly serious. We have had to deal with two [expletive deleted] years of this administration’s clueless posturing on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: more, if you count the clueless posturing that took place before the election. And after those two-plus years we are now being told that the plan for KSM is that he… be detained indefinitely. No civilian trial. No military commission. Just keep | Read More »
Quote of the day, liberal distant finger-shaking edition.
On the decision not to subject New Yorkers to a terrorist show trial*: “Obama and the Department of Justice need to get out there and push back very clearly with the public…Frankly, I thought New Yorkers were made of sterner stuff than this—traffic is going to be disrupted?” said Ken Gude of the liberal Center for American Progress. Ken Gude lives in the Washington, DC | Read More »
Administration cuts and runs on NYC KSM trial.
(H/T: @andylevy) Amazing what one Senatorial election can do. Like, say, make a Presidential administration pay attention to local political concerns for a change. The Obama administration has abandoned its plan to put Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, on trial in Lower Manhattan, according to administration officials. The reversal marks the latest setback for an administration that has | Read More »
Sen. Schumer’s (D, NY) unsurprising tribunal reversal.
Everybody’s overthinking Chuck Schumer’s (D, NY) flip-flop from his 2001 stance on military tribunals: …those who commit acts of war against the United States, particularly those who have no color of citizenship, don’t deserve the same panoply of due process rights that American citizens receive. Should Osama bin Laden be captured alive—and I imagine most Americans hope he won’t be captured alive. But if he is, it is ludicrous to | Read More »
Sen. Graham knocks around AG Holder on KSM.
I know that Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) is not on a lot of people’s Christmas card lists, but this exchange between him and Attorney General Eric Holder was four minutes, forty seconds’ worth of pure schooling: Not filmed was the bit in the end where Holder was on the floor, looking for his teeth. You do not walk into a situation like that without | Read More »