Saturday, November 14, 2009
Trying KSM: Why?
Powerline | November 14, 2009 Posted by John at 9:44 AM
. . . This illustrates the perversity of mindlessly applying the criminal law template to terrorist attacks. What is the implication of Holder's criteria? Put yourself in the place of a would-be terrorist: If you want to garner maximum publicity; if you want to make yourself into a world-famous martyr; if you want an endless platform for disseminating jihadist propaganda; if you want to be treated with kid gloves at all times; what should you do? That's right: you should organize an attack on American soil that kills thousands. You'll be rewarded with top-flight legal representation at taxpayer expense and a forum in which to advance the cause of jihad.
Like so many things the Obama administration does, this creates exactly the wrong incentives and needlessly puts American lives in danger.