A top Senate Republican on Wednesday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of “making bad history” in his decision to send professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators to New York for trial in civilian court.
Speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Holder testified, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., raised concerns that the attorney general was imperiling national security by determining that war-time combatants, potentially even Usama bin Laden, might be sent into the criminal system.
“We’re making bad history here,” Graham said. “The big problem I have is that you’re criminalizing the war. … I think you’ve made a fundamental mistake here.”
Exactly. This is not a law enforcement problem; it’s an act of war.
……”I know that we are at war,” Holder declared.
Really? Maybe he can inform Obama about that, since he thinks we’re in “overseas contingencies” because of “man-caused disasters”.
But he stood by his call to bring the five defendants into federal court, saying he considered “every alternative” and determined that New York is the venue “most likely to obtain justice for the American people.”
Andy McCarthy, who helped prosecute the terrorists responsible for the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, slams Holder’s lame explanations.
And here: http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MGZjMWJlOGE1MTg3Yjc3Y2E4OGFiYjM3ZjVmMjM2NDI=
This has less to do with justice, and more to do with the CIA, the very agency Holder wants to vicariously put on trial.
George W. Bush responded appropriately to an attack that this country hadn’t seen since Pearl Harbor, but the belligerent MSM and the Democrats have less of a problem with Islamic atrocities than what it takes to stop them.
When Obamessiah stops acting like a Marxist and a kowtowing Dhimmi, and starts acting more like a president of the United States, he might be worth a shit.