Skip to comments.Berkeley protesters challenge attorney general
Posted on 05/11/2013 3:22:06 PM PDT by thecodont
(05-11) 14:15 PDT Berkeley -- With protesters outside demanding closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Saturday gave an unambiguous endorsement of the civilian court system to try suspected terrorists, telling UC Berkeley Law School graduates that failing to do so "would weaken our ability ... to punish those who target our people."
"Let me be clear," Holder told the 2013 class of Boalt Hall graduates at their commencement. "Those who claim that our federal courts are incapable of handling terrorism cases are not registering a dissenting opinion. They are simply wrong."
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Will read whole thing in a bit.
“Remember kids you don’t have a dissenting opinion,
you’re simply wrong.”
Hey Holder, thanks for admitting before a public forum what we already knew about you and your boss.
he still thinks the point is to prosecute these guys, they are illegal combatants, the purpose is to hold them and remove them from the battlefield.
Remember Berkeley is in Sin Freak Sicko in Forn - Icate - I - Pornia.
There is almost nothing better than watching bat-crap-crazy leftoids eat their own.
Beserk-ly! They hate everyone.
I laughed at his telepromter....LOL.
Federal judges trying to horn in to the disposition of non-uniformed enemy combatants have been a pain in the butt since the days of the Barbary pirates.
At the time, the British navy had a policy that if one of its warships captured a pirate vessel and crew, they could be tried by the British Captain and his officers, and executed on the spot. Typically they would be hung aboard their own ship, that would then be set to slowly sink. There was no concern as to whether their pirate peers found the sinking ship before it sank, as the ship could not be saved.
However, US federal judges demanded that if the US Navy captured pirates, that at great inconvenience and expense the pirates were to be cared for and brought to the US to face criminal trial before being hung. A major nuisance caused by inflated judicial egos.
Fortunately, the US Navy quickly learned that when pirates had been captured, it was invariably in British waters, so they would have to be turned over to the British navy for disposition. The British were happy to oblige.
This became one of the first gentlemanly agreements between the United States Navy and the British navy, leading to many polite dinners, exchange of gifts and courtesies, and other friendly occasions.
Has Holder ever been right?
Let me be clear I carry Obama’s water, says Holder.
I think he drinks it too.
How true, how true. Doesn't 0mozlem say "let me be clear" or is that someone else? I hardly ever have watched 0moslem speak because I so hate vomiting.
What a fascinating little bit of history.