‘Eric Holder’s Baffling KSM Decision’ by David Beamer

I attended the hearing this past Wednesday. My reaction is in today’s Wall Street Journal; Attorney General Holder’s Senate testimony this week did nothing to reassure the families of 9/11’s victims. Here is an excerpt and the link:

How can we be assured that these enemies will be found guilty? Given that criminal courts are now the presumed venue for those captured on the battlefield, will soldiers need to read them their rights at the time of capture? Since you wish to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis to the presumed civil venue, don’t all those captured need to be read their rights and have the opportunity to remain silent? Won’t this venue expose intelligence to our enemies? Can our classified information really be secured? Can we in fact predict how the judge will rule? If these people are brought into the country will they get additional rights under immigration law? What if they claim asylum?

The attorney general seemed bewildered in the face of these inquiries. Recurring themes in his responses included “I think,” and “I can’t imagine,” and “I am not an expert in immigration.”

Has our attorney general not considered these issues, or imagined the possible unintended consequences that will arise from his historic decision? It certainly seemed that way. If he had, he would have had better answers.

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  4 comments for “‘Eric Holder’s Baffling KSM Decision’ by David Beamer

  1. claire williams
    November 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    We want these people treated as terrorists, not civilians; they are not Americans.

  2. Tracy Halkowicz
    November 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I cannot believe that the U.S. government has no regard for the brave, selfless people who died in the 911 tragedy. Furthermore, I cannot believe that they do not have any respect for the families of all the people that died that day. I cannot believe the blatant ignorance on the behalf of the United States government in giving the terrorists more support and compassion than they do our fellow U.S. citizens. Something is extremely wrong here! It breaks my heart every time I see pictures of families trying to get some kind of closure about their loved-ones death. For the U.S. government to coddle and support these malicious murderers is more or less like saying that the lives of our citizens do not matter. I cannot believe that the United States; the greatest country in the world, has gotten to this pathetic point in history. God help us all!

  3. Robert Bialick
    November 22, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Having what should be a Military trial in a Civil court house amongst civilians is not only dangerous but foolish…G-d forbid if even one count against these terrorists should somehow be forgiven…
    Seems our current government is getting things all “ass-backwards”…

  4. November 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The current AG looked mystified, because he is. He has no useable answer for his irresponsible actions, none. Nor does he have an excuse.

    He answers “I don’t know” when in fact he does, its just not an answer that fits his chosen narrative. The man has a history from back in the days of the FALN terrorist pardons in the Clinton administration of telling his staff to go back and work on any report until they supply him with a report that he can use to support his desired outcome.

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