Case in point; who would have thought, just a couple of years ago, that Americans would elect a person who would assemble an administration that would go out of its way to provide terrorists with an international stage to spread their message from and provide other lurking terrorists with a terrific opportunity to unleash their fury when all the world is watching the eventstaking place in a public courtroom that is merely a couple of blocks away from 9/11’s Ground Zero?
After having wittnessed the events of 9/11 and existing in a post 9/11 nation where it is now commonplace for police to blatantly wave M-16’s as they walk around my nation’s Capitol and my City’s streets, I would have expected our nation’s leaders to err on the side of caution and deny any act of terrorism or terrorist the chance to take a single breath of air while under under their watch.
Well how wrong was I?!
In came President Barack H. Obama and apparently out went the priortiy of national security. With President Obama, not only does terrorism get to take a deep breath, they are exhilerated by a wind of change that practically helps terrorists to set up their next perfect attack.
Led by Attorney General Eric Holder and approved by President Obama, five murdeous, fear brokers behind the world changing, 9/11 attacks will go from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a federal court in New York where they will be tried as civilians.
Thank you Barry! Thank you for taking these five American enemies who were combating the United States and caught doing so on the field of battle and not trying them as enemy combatants in a secure military tribunal. Thank you for giving them the opportunity for a “if it don’t fit, you must acquit” moment.
In fact, by giving these five enemy combatants a civilian trial, you are giving them more rights than an average American citizen. A case of this much international notoriety will undoubtedly provide these five sons of bitches with attorneys far more experienced talented and expensive than the average American could afford . These five sand devils aren’t going to pay for their top notch defense attorneys, we, the people will and you can rest assured that they will get attorneys far better than we could ever afford with our money.
Who knows, maybe there is some funding in the latest stimulus package that the liberal regime in Washington passed.
The absolutely unfounded decision to try five of the conspirators behind the deadliest attack on American soil in our nation’s history is nothing but a reckless and irresponsible miscarriage of justice and an utter dereliction of duty on behalf of the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, this Administration and President Obama.
Their uncalled for and inappropriate decision disallowing a military tribunal to determine the guilt or innocence of these “enemy combatants” charged with allegedly playing significant roles in the attacks of September 11th, will lead to at best, nothing less than an unnecessary security risk. By placing them within the civilian courts, their trials will provide a new cottage industry of public reporting that will afford all five of these jihadists with a stage to preach their hate from and and a forum to possibly deliver their deadly messages to——-and all at the expense of our security.
Such a trial and circus atmosphere will be an unavoidable focal point of a world concerned with terrorisms. Such attention is what terrorists dream of. The opportunity to deal the United States another blow while all the world is glued to their screens is just what attention starved martyrs of Allah are waiting for. Add to that the desire for retribution that the trial will inspire from fellow virgin loving jihadist and now you have a situation where the administration is placing New York at unnecessary and added risk. Is that the job of a President of the United States? Is that really the goal of his Administration? Our President is suppose to eliminate threats, not increase them.
Does President Obama need to be reminded that we are at war with these people. WE ARE A NATION AT WAR! And as such, the enemy must be treated like the enemy. Yet the President will not allow five enemy combatants who have been implicated in one of the greatest terrorist attacks ever, to even be alled “terrorists”. So it should not come as a surprise that this Administration will not try these terrorists properly, in a military tribunal, where all the evidence to convict these Islamic extremists will be heard along side of any conflicting evidence which could possibly prove that all of the five or any combination of are innocent. Instead, we will take almost a year just to seat a New York City jury to do the same thing as an appropriate wartime should do in this case.
The decision has raised concerns over this Administrations prosecution of both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the larger effort to combat terrorism throughout the globe.
Rudy Giuliani, was the Mayor of New York City when it became Ground Zero. The man took New York City from an economically depressed, emotionally distressed, crime ridden city of rubble and turned it into the nation’s safest large city and produced for it a thriving economy and bright future. In the days and months after the City was attacked, he led it and its people through its darkest hours in history. He knows New York, he loves New York, and in many ways is New York. Of the decision to treat the five terrorists like civilians the former Mayor and one time, highly successful federal prosecutor stated “
“Returning some of the Guantanamo detainees to New York City for trial, specifically Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, has now brought us full circle — we have regressed to a pre-9/11 mentality with respect to Islamic extremist terrorism. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed should be treated like the war criminal he is and tried in a military court. He is not just another murderer, or even a mass murderer. He murdered as part of a declared war against us — America.
This is the same mistake we made with the 1993 terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center. We treated them like domestic criminals, when in fact they were terrorists. In the dangerous world we live in today, a nation unable to identify and properly define its enemies is a nation in danger.”
The Mayor is correct. But unfortunately, he is not the one making the decisions here. He is not the one deciding something that hundreds of millions Americans have to live with and suffer the consequences of. President Obama is. And God help us if this soft handed prosecution of crime and irresponsible decision of his leads to a single death, no less than the death of any number of the countless New Yorkers whose lives he is putting at risk. No matter what happens here, President Obama is being recklessly irresponsible. If any lives are taken because of his desire to hold an unnecessary, protracted public circus in civilian courts, just blocks away from where New York was brought to its knees, than he and only he, will be responsible for them. Totally responsible. And even if the public spectacle he is about to unleash produces no violence at all, President Obama will still be at blame——blame for taking a chance with the lives of Americans, all for the sake of five enemy combatants who helped kill 3,000 Americans
Thank you Mr. President but if you want to gamble anything away, go to Las Vegas and gamble away the profits from your books, but don’t sit in the security of the Oval Office and gamble away the lives of American civilians. That is not presidential. It is practically impeachable.