Delegation only works when the people you place in positions of authority have a freakin’ clue how to do their jobs. Bambi has egg on his face now because of Eric’s ludicrous decision to have the terrorist trials near Ground Zero in New York. He has to step in and hold Eric’s hand. There is nothing more pressing occuring right now than his political standing?
President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administration officials said Thursday, signaling a recognition that the administration had mishandled the process and triggered a political backlash.
Obama initially had asked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to choose the site of the trial in an effort to maintain an independent Justice Department. But the White House has been taken aback by the intense criticism from political opponents and local officials of Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian courtroom in New York.
Administration officials acknowledge that Holder and Obama advisers were unable to build political support for the trial. And Holder, in an interview Thursday, left open the possibility that Mohammed’s trial could be switched to a military commission, although he said that is not his personal and legal preference.
Your (very expensive and bloated) federal government at work, being led by a jester and his court. Given Obama’s track record and decision making abilities, I am totally qualified to be president. I have actually read and understand the Constitution enough to follow it, and I don’t do this:
It must be so liberating for the progressives to finally be able to speak their minds clearly, concisely, and truthfully. It is also a Godsend to the rest of the nation that still knows right from wrong to be able to identify the traitors among us so that we may vote their behinds right out of office and actually make them work for a living, if of course, we are not given a reason to perp-walk them out of the Capitol Building.
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) told CNSNews.com that civilian courts are well-suited to prosecute al Qaeda terrorists and that “if people don’t believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else.”
Conrad also dismissed a question about the rights of terrorists captured on foreign battlefields and the rules of evidence in terms of a civilian court trial as not serious.
On Capitol Hill on Nov. 19, CNSNews.com asked Conrad: “We’re going to have a civilian trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. If our troops–the evidence against him is going to be found in Afghanistan, there on the battlefield–if our troops need to enter a house and they think that there’s evidence there, should they have to establish probable cause and get a search warrant from a judge first?”
Conrad said: “You’re not being serious about these questions, are you?”
CNSNews.com: “[Yes], in a civilian trial. If I was on trial or you were on trial, that would have to be [done].”
Conrad responded, “We have tried terrorists in our courts and done so very successfully in the past and that is our system. So if people don’t believe in our system, maybe they ought to go somewhere else. I believe in America.”
The Fourth Amendment, which protects all defendants in civilian courts, prohibits the government from searching or seizing evidence without first establishing probable cause and obtaining a warrant–based on that probable cause–from a judge.
The Fourth Amendment reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
These are enemy combatants, NOT AMERICAN CITIZENS!
Do the Progressives want to bestow American citizenship on everybody in the world so that they can tax them too? That may sound silly, but prosecuting foreign terrorists caught on foreign soil who then confessed to their crimes, and then affording them the rights of American citizenship is just as ridiculous.
9/11 Never Forget Coalition Press Conference, 11-24-2009.
The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans, is holding a November 24th press conference to discuss the details of their December 5th rally protesting the plan to bring the 9/11 terrorist conspirators to trial in New York City.
The Coalition formed to fight the decision of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to try the 9/11 co-conspirators in New York Citys federal court, effectively giving war criminals the same rights as American citizens while endangering the safety of all New Yorkers. Two weeks ago, we sent a letter signed by 300 family members of 9/11 victims to the president, attorney general and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking them to reverse course. The letter has now been signed by over 120,000 Americans and is posted at http://www.keepamericasafe.com.
At the November 24th press conference, leading organizers of the Coalition will give details on a large rally which will be held on December 5th in New York City to protest the plan to bring terrorist detainees to trial in civilian courts. Debra Burlingame, founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said We chose to hold it on Thanksgiving Week in the hope that our fellow Americans will join us in sending our prayers and messages of thanks to our troops and first responders, who will bear the brunt of these dangerous decisions made in Washington. Our rally on Saturday, December 5 will tell Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and their supporters in Congress: We will fight you all the way!
Debra Burlingame of Keep America Safe Discusses NYC Rally Against Terror Trials
Stuart Varney filling in for Neil Cavuto on Your World is interviewing Debra Burlingame of Keep America Safe about the consequences of bringing the 9/11 terrorists to NYC for a criminal trial. Debra is very articulate and concise and lays out the 3 ring circus of how this case will “devolve into putting the United States Government on trial”, and how if KSM decides to represent himself, he will have access to all sorts of national security secrets as part of his defense. Thought that was bad? As usual, it can and will get worse:
…moreover, it means that if they don’t want to give that information, they have to dismiss all the charges that rely on it.
How’s that grab you America? Not much? Then join the beginning of the national campaign against these trials with a rally on Saturday, 12.5.09 in NYC. I will bring further details as they become available.
Tim Brown of TheBravest is giving a press conference tomorrow, 11.24.09:
We are holding a press conference on Tuesday, November 24, at noon in Battery Park, Clinton Castle for the 9/11 families and first responders/survivors. We chose to hold it on Thanksgiving Week in the hope that our fellow Americans will join us in sending our prayers and messages of thanks to our troops and first responders, who bear the brunt of the decisions made in Washington. At that time we will announce the details for a large rally in New York City on Saturday, December 5, at noon at a location to be announced at the press conference.
Going forward, we think it is important that the rally be tightly focused on the issues of keeping 9/11 war crimes trials out of civilian courts, keeping foreign terrorists off U.S. soil, and reversing the policy of returning to pre-9/11 days when the U.S. Government responded to deadly terrorist attacks with arrest warrants.
Please stay tuned as we release more information in the next few days.
Tim Brown theBravest.com neverforget@theBravest.com
Remember, these trials will be the biggest recruiting tool for Al Qaeda, as the jihadists will be able to relive every moment of that fateful day on the very site of their greatest victory. (I am paraphrasing Debra)
Sean Hannity interviewed Elizabeth Hasselbeck earlier today and she briefly touched on Obama’s lack of decision making ability in regards to the celebrity terrorist trial of KSM in New York. Her comments on the upcoming trial are absolutely priceless.
As for Bambi, one really has to do the research to realize that Barack Obama’s claim to fame is as a community organizer and trainer for ACORN, and suckering 69 million people into voting him into the Oval Office, nothing more. No private sector experience, no executive experience, and no one in the lame stream media is ever going to let anyone know those facts.