Sep 28 2006
We are going to
fry try some terrorists finally! After five years we get a chance to bring those animals who decided to use our civilian airplanes as their weapons to attack innocent people on 9-11 to justice . The idea we had to go through so much wrangling to try these murderers without exposing our defenses to their comrades (who are still out there planning the next 9-11) is a sad sign that the suicidal mindset that allowed 9-11 to happen still permeates our culture. The anti-government delusions fostered in the 70’s still doesn’t allow us to comfortably empower our nation to protect us. We will hand our police and military assault weapons capable of mowing down crowds of people in an instant, but we cannot seem to allow them to monitor terrorists as they infiltrate our shores with one goal in mind – killing as many of us as possible as they die themselves. The fact we have people like Joe and Valerie Wilson (who have leaked more about Valerie’s classified activities than Aldridge Ames ever did) and the NSA leakers and the SWIFT leakers and CIA Prison leakers – all leftwing partisans who have leaked for political gain – doesn’t engender much trust in the men and women now charged with our protections. But we still need to fight this war and we still need to realize these miscreant are the exception – not the rule.
And now, thanks to some political will by Bush and Congress (take note Pres Clinton, this is how you OVERCOME bureaucratic obstacles) we will have the masterminds of 9-11 on trial for their heinous crimes. This is a moment to rejoice – we will be trying some terrorists soon!
Update: Whoohoo! It’s a twofer! Not only do we get to try us some terrorists, we get to see the NY Times steaming and stewing and caterwalling (they have no idea what this last one means of course) about the injustice of bringing justice to the terrorists. This bill must be something really good to have the NY Times sputter this out:
Hereâ€™s what happens when this irresponsible Congress railroads a profoundly important bill to serve the mindless politics of a midterm election: The Bush administration uses Republicansâ€™ fear of losing their majority to push through ghastly ideas about antiterrorism that will make American troops less safe and do lasting damage to our 217-year-old nation of laws â€” while actually doing nothing to protect the nation from terrorists.
Riiiigght! Being able to use aggressive interrogation techniques – proven to have exposed active terrorist acts – will not protect America. And of course trying terrorists in a manner that protects our intelligence capabilities and methods will not protect Americanns. And trying (and later executing) terrorists, as well as rounding them up based on the information we get from the interrogations, will not do a thing to reduce the threat our troops face. The Times are having and old fashion emotional breakdown and are now just babbling incoherently.
Republicans say Congress must act right now to create procedures for charging and trying terrorists â€” because the men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks are available for trial. Thatâ€™s pure propaganda. Those men could have been tried and convicted long ago, but President Bush chose not to. He held them in illegal detention, had them questioned in ways that will make real trials very hard, and invented a transparently illegal system of kangaroo courts to convict them.
Got that? The Evil Bush asked these animals to tell us where the other attacks where coming from. The Times thinks they should have been in court under a gag order from their lawyers! Once again the NY Times shows were its loyalties lie. If Bush succeeds and America is protected and terrorists are brought to justice the left loses. And they cannot lose – no matter what is costs Ameriica. Well, it is time to free the Jack Bauers and let them get to work on some terrorists and their sympathizers.