Friday, November 13, 2009

KSM to be Tried in NYC (Idiots)

I am not the only person that thinks that holding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's criminal trial in NYC reaches a new threshold of stupidity.

As the BBC gleefully points out:

They say he has admitted being responsible "from A to Z" for the 9/11 attacks.

Believed to be the number three al-Qaeda leader, he was captured in Pakistan in March 2003.

He told a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo in December 2008 that he wanted to plead guilty to all charges against him.

But intelligence memos released earlier this year revealed he had been subjected to harsh interrogation techniques including water-boarding on multiple occasions since his capture - potentially rendering some evidence inadmissible.
The guy is a hardened terrorist who has done more than plan the murder of thousands of Americans for he has also slit an American neck or two himself.

A criminal trial brings many more dynamics into play. Was KSM read his Miranda rights when he was taken into custody? Did he get a lawyer when one was requested? Did his counsel have free access to him? Did he give up information while being tortured? On and on and on.

The possibility that KSM will be acquitted precisely because Barack Obama and Eric Holder like to play politics with national security is higher than many would think.

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