When President Obama signed the "Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.", he made a statement which merits critical analysis. Two crucial quotes from that statement are reproduced below, with my commentary.
The President and Attorney General decided to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad in a civilian federal court in New York City. The resulting uproar over issues of security, expense and psychological trauma to the survivors compelled reconsideration of that idiotic and treasonous decision, which was delayed until after the general election for partisan political considerations. The rights and privileges of citizens apply to citizens, they do not apply to unlawful enemy combatants who plotted attacks in the safety of sanctuaries provided by states with regimes inimical to the U.S. The presumption of innocence, right to counsel, swift trial, confrontation of witnesses and discovery are intended to maximize individual liberty. They are the best means we have of preventing the protector from morphing into a predator. K.S.M. and his co-defendants are not charged with jay walking, petty theft or consumer fraud. They plotted an act of war designed to maximize civilian casualties, inflict extreme economic damage and strike the first blow in a war to destroy this nation. They authored and signed a confession of their guilt in which they revealed why they acted as they did and took pride in the act. Their confession was submitted to a military tribunal and is part of the record. I have extracted the quote below from the opening paragraphs of that document of damnation, adding emphasis to make the obvious stand out so that even LibTards can perceive it.
President Obama complains that republicans defunded transfer of unlawful enemy combatants to the mainland for trial in civilian courts. He asserts that authority to decide where and how to prosecute those detainees is critical.
The 9/11 Shura' Council
Many thanks to God who revealed the Torah, the Bible, and the Quran, and may God praise his
messenger, the prophet Mohamed, so that he causes mercy to the two realms. Also, may God praise
the prophet's household, his entire companionship, and his followers until judgment day.
With regards to these nine accusations that you are putting us on trial for; to us, they are not
accusations. To us they are badges of honor, which we carry with pride. Many thanks to God, for his
kind gesture, and choosing us to perform the act of Jihad for his cause and to defend Islam and Muslims.
Therefore, killing you and fighting you, destroying you and terrorizing you, responding back to your
attacks, are all considered to be great legitimate duty in our religion. These actions are our offerings to
God. In addition, it is the imposed reality on Muslims in Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, in the
land of the two holy sites [Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia], and in the rest of the world, where
Muslims are suffering from your brutality, terrorism, killing of the innocent, and occupying their lands
and their holy sites. Nevertheless, it would have been the greatest religious duty to fight you over your
infidelity. However, today, we fight you over defending Muslims, their land, their holy sites,and their
religion as a whole.
Trial in federal court? Trial in a military tribunal? Hell No!!! Tie them and dump them from a helicopter into the holding tank of a hog farm. As for those who want to try them, tar, feathers and a ride out of the country on a rail.
How in Hell can any American citizen know this without cursing and disrespectfully demanding the immediate death & damnation of the signatories to that document? The citizen who can refrain must be deemed a traitor to the nation and to the human race.
The President and Attorney General must be impeached and removed from office for treason.
The President just declared catch & release to be a vital national interest. What receiving nation has a program to incarcerate or execute those unlawful combatants? Which of them will not release the miscreants to return to the battlefield?