Skip to comments.Obama Administration Halts Commission Trial Against Cole Bomber
Posted on 08/29/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
Its a sleepy Friday in late August, the president is on another vacation, Congress is out of town, no one is paying much attention. What better time for the Obama administration to pull the plug, once again, on military commissions? This time, it has halted the case of top al-Qaeda operative Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was to be prosecuted by a military court for the Cole bombing. The Washington Post report is here, and Jen Rubin has thoughts at Contentions.
None of this is terribly surprising. Prosecuting the Cole case by military commission sticks in the Lefts craw because it shows the incoherence of the Obama/Holder position. They want to treat the war like a crime and endow our enemies with all the rights and advantages of civilian courts; yet, they went military in the Cole case, despite the fact that there is a pending Justice Department civilian indictment addressing that attack. There can be only one explanation for that: they are afraid the case against Nashiri is weak and might not hold up under (slightly) more exacting civilian court due process. That is, the Obama/Holder position is not principled for all their rule of law malarkey, they are willing to go where they have the best chance to win. But there were no military commissions when the Cole was bombed, so what is the basis for trying it militarily? Answer: the 9/11 attacks and the ensuing war . . . except the Left doesnt accept that its a war and the administration wants to prosecute the 9/11 plotters in civilian court. None of it makes any sense.
I have been saying for a while now: Keep your eye on the civilian prosecution against Ahmed Ghailani
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Defend this nation, that is your charge!
Eric “nation of cowards” Holder seems to spend an inordinate percentage of his time as Attorney General wringing his hands over the venue and details of the trials of a handful of Guantanamo prisoners. Any normal AG would have had these matters tried and resolved in short order and had moved on to doing the business of the public. The incompetence is mind boggling. Barry and Holder should resign so they can fully devote their time and energies to navel gazing about the rights of terrorists.
IMAM Obama must take care of his Muslim brothers!!! The heck with the American sailors slain and wounded on the USS Cole. Folks vote to destroy the entire Democrat Party on November 2, 2010, Election Day!!!! REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!!!
Section 3 of the US Constitution, Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
does he not understand?
This president does not have the best interests of America in his plans. Anything he can do to weaken us, make us look bad, destroy the military’s ability to protect us from his Muslim pals, he will do, all the while enjoying lavish taxpayer funded vacations.
The nightmare of this administration will not relent.
Defend this nation, that is your charge
Although I know to expect these constant assaults, why am I so startled by it? Thought I’d be immune by now, but each and every day I get so enraged by this totally muslim idiot-in-chief. Guess I never got over being so stunned he was elected and it keeps progressing. I pray for his end of power each night in my prayers...I hope God is listening.
I saw that Barry invited NYC Mayor Bloomberg to his luxury resort this weekend to play golf. Could be that Barry is still obsessing about moving the Khalid Sheik Mohammid trial to New York City and is lobbying the Mayor for support. Barry and Eric Holder are working overtime to pamper terrorists.
Gee, hardly a peep about this in the news.
What do you expect? Birds of a feather stick together!
Obama is a terrorist, look at what he has done so far to this country.
Obama is trying to delay the muslims coming after him for leaving Islam. He is trying to bribe the muslims not to cut his head off.
What is wrong with this picture? Seventeen of my fellow US Navy sailors DIED and many others were wounded in that attack. And my country, the strongest nation on the face of this earth who is supposed to support its’ military is going to avoid proscecuting this scum bag terrorist? This news item makes me want to hang my head in shame.
This is just politics at their lowest. A shameful and deceitful stab in the back of justice and our military. Once the military knew the powers to be had their backs, a very mutual implied symbiotic relationship.
Well now that the lowest class of politicians have assumed power, that relationship is now only one way.
We all must do EVERYTHING in our power to see that these political dregs are removed from office as soon as is legally possible, to repair all the damage that has been done in the last almost 2 years. For the first time in my life I am contributing money to political campaigns and organizations that I feel represent me and all of the other disinfranchised citizens.
Take out the trash, no take out the garbage STARTING in November.
Falls right in line with their agenda.
I WONDER Why?
For the unaware and unknowing.... and the wary
We all have different dreams, and perceptions about America and what it should become. A special thank you to Cruise _Missile for summarizing his observations!
Obama is a Muslim wanabe or Wahabe
The FIRST thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was to attempt to declare a Muslim holiday. Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day. It did not pass.
His biological father was a Muslim.
Because his biological father was a Muslim the Islam world thinks he is a Muslim.
His stepfather was a Muslim.
As a child Barry was enrolled in school as a Muslim in Jakarta Indonesia. An Indonesian Madrasa.
Barack Hussein Obamas first and middle names are Arabic Muslim names.
Barack was the name for Mohammads horse. Husein, enough said.
Obama recited the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer, which includes a vow of fidelity to Islam, in flawless Arabic on a radio program. - Nikolos Kristoff, NYTs, 3-06-07 (***this one is a gottcha moment***)
On that same program he said he thinks the call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on earth.
Obama belonged to Rev. Wrights (a former Muslim) church for twenty years. Many congregants are Muslims.
Obamas said that the U.S. is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.
Obama holds Muslim celebrations in the WH but canceled the National Day of Prayer.
President Obamas religious adviser, Eboo Patel, once deemed the United States the ideal place for the renewal of Islam.
Obama does not give gifts on Christmas.
Obama doesnt celebrate his birthday.
Obama falsely attributes Muslim participation in the founding of America.
Obama required that the cross be covered when he gave a speech at Notre Dame.
Christian symbol covered up during Obamas Georgetown speech
Obamas first major speech in office was a Muslim outreach speech in Cairo Egypt.
The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.
Obama gave strong support to the Cordoba House community center and mosque to be built at the Ground Zero site of Sep. 11, 2001 at a dinner celebrating the days end of the first day of Ramadan at the WH.
Obama tasked NASA with a mission of Muslim outreach.
Obama referred to his faith as my Muslim faith gaffe in an interview with George Stephanopolous.
Pushes Islamic freedom of religion but not Jewish or Christian freedoms. Several weeks ago he told Israel NOT to build settlements in East Jerusalem. But OK to build that Mosque at Ground Zero.
Be wary, wary aware ....and wary, wary afraid
He should be tried for treason.
If found guilty, executed.
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