Skip to comments.Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber
Posted on 08/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT by teddyballgame
The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.
The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.
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Maybe NOW they will love us. < /sarcasm>
It worked for the Pan Am bomber didn’t it?
Obama is very popular with the Muslims.
I just don’t see how anyone but a knucklehead could think Obama was a muslim, nosirree.
I can't take much more of these daily outrages.
No, they just need all the DoJ resources to go after Arizona and Sheriff Joe.
... and gun owners.
Nope, no evidence whatsoever. Move along......
Yeah, no kidding. With each day - a new outrage. I keep telling myslef, “November 2nd is coming, November 2nd is coming...”
Not really. His approval numbers in muslim countries has dropped since 2009.
This is bizarre. I’m starting to wonder whether Obama isn’t a Top Secret Karl Rove plant, put in place to win the 2008 election and then to so thoroughly botch the job of POTUS that Americans would flock back to the Republican Party for generations to come. It seems like every day they are making a bonehead move that simply adds fuel to the fire of an already outraged public.
Some have speculated Obama wants a Republican Congress elected in 2010 so he has something to run against in 2012. If that truly is his strategy, he and his advisors are even more delusional and idiotic than I suspected.
You know, I think he and Holder are just sticking their thumbs in our eye for aslong as they can, as much as they can, before they’re thrown out.
They know they’re going to be thrown out and they’re doing as much damage as they can, for sheer meanness, or for their percieved ‘oppression’ as ‘people of color’.
"Impeach Obama Says Sister of Cole Sailor Killed in Terror Attacks
"The sister of Seaman James McDaniels, a sailor killed in the terror attack on the U.S.S. Cole wants President Barack Hussein Obama impeached
over his decision to withdraw charges against the al Qaeda mastermind of the attack."
"Mother of USS Cole Sailor Declines Obama-meet, Says "I Voted for the Wrong Person"
"After Obama dropped the charges against the suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole,
he asked the families of the victims in that tragedy to meet with him.
One mother refused, and now says,"I voted for the wrong person."
Chief Petty Officer Richard Costelow, Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Luis Gunn, Rex, Georgia.
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, Norfolk, Virginia.
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, San Diego, California.
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, Ringgold, Virginia.
Ensign Andrew Triplett, Macon, Mississippi.
Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley, Williamsport, Maryland.
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Mechanicsville, Virginia.
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, Woodleaf, North Carolina.
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, Rice, Texas
Engineman 2nd Class Mark Ian Nieto, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Scott Owens, Vero Beach, Florida.
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, Churchville, Maryland.
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy, Cornwall on Hudson, New York.
Electronics Warfare Technician 2nd Class Kevin Shawn Rux, Portland, North Dakota.
Mess Management Specialist 3rd Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Kingsville, Texas
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., Rockport, Texas
I don’t think there is any conspiracy - he’s a hard-left liberal and he’s doing what liberals do.
I am sure he wants the house to go to the GOP. He will then position himself as hamstrung by the house.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Nee meither. Hussein certainly doesn't dress the part.
I was talking about domestic Muslims:
I don't think even Karl Rove is bastard of that magnificence.
Yeah, it’s not that Obama is “out of touch” with the mainstream or “tone deaf”, he’s a hard-left liberal with communist tendancies who’d rather defend a guilty muslim than protect the country he governs.
**** you, Sheik Obama.
“You know, I think he and Holder are just sticking their thumbs in our eye for as long as they can, as much as they can, before theyre thrown out.”
I tend to agree with this. I also believe that God is allowing the “shaking up” of this nation to bring people back to HIM.
I hope he chokes on his Marthas Vinyard lobster!
0bama is a traitor, and he squats to pee.
Which nation does "our" government represent?
Who they have turned in to the UN Human Rights Commission. More evidence 0bama is an enemy of this Nation.
That explains it.
The left would flee completely from Obama if his admin indicted this guy. They would say that his admissions were made "under torture" even though they have other evidence linking him to the crime.
When it says “administration” it means Obama. He is a dictator and no one makes decisions without consulting the great one.
It’s obvious where his heart lies, and it’s not with freedom-loving normal people.
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this - but, I'll point out that the previous administration didn't "kick the can down the road" with respect to al-Nashin. They captured him in 2002, and for 6 years he was a valuable intelligence asset, that is after they water-boarded him. Before that, he wasn't very helpful at all.
In November or December of 2008, the Bush administration moved forward with al-Nashin's military commission - remember, this was primarily delayed due to all the legal challenges to the commissions which necessitated Congressional action. Two months later, in early Feb - just a week or two into Obama's REGIME - the government withdrew all charges.
This is the SECOND time Obama has stopped prosecution using the military commission for al-Nashin.
Actually, that might give him the best of all possible worlds. Would Clinton have been reelected if the economy hadn't gotten so much better -- because of the Republican Congress from 1994? With a Republican Congress, Obama could count on at least stopping the downslide in the economy, and he'd still have the Republicans to blame. Who now remembers (outside of FR) that Clinton's economy was in the doldrums until the Republican takeover? Who noticed at the time? Not the MSM, for sure!
Hi, Gloria. Kenneth will not be forgotten.
0bama is going to be humiliated one day. And he won’t like it. Narcissists are extremely sensitive and he’s in for one hell of a shock.
Nice reference! :)
I say this all the time - but, Clinton wouldn't have been reelected, and wouldn't have been as popular as he was at the end if it were not for two people - Bill Gates and Andy Grove. Those two men are more responsible than anyone in any branch of government for the roaring 90s. It was their technological advancements that drove productivity to the levels it reached; Levels that were previously unattainable because of technological limitations.
The economy was actually growing at a decent pace when Clinton assumed office as the recession had ended before the summer of 1992. Economists just hadn't realized it, and neither had main street, which is why Clinton got elected in the first place - that and Ross Perot.
Having said all that - Newt Gingrich did provide Clinton with a convenient boogieman or foil. So yes, the Gingrich revolution did help Clinton - it allowed him to move toward the middle, and Clinton was smart enough to do it. I don't think Obama is - I really don't.
That says it all...
Just think how bad it would be if Obama REALLY was a mooslim...
-Prayer rugs in the Offal Office
-No toilet paper in government buildings
-A lot of really STRANGE holidays
-A tent city set up on the WH lawn
-A veiled Big Foot seen lurking around (oh, that’s Michelle)
-Camel dung in the halls of Congress (oops...already there & we voted’em in)
Every day this admin is sticking us in the belly with a sharp stick. They want retaliation. I am ready.