Andrew Cohen, Khalid Sheik Mohammed and You
The Atlantic's Andrew Cohen points the finger at the real culprit: YOU!
For years, you didn’t raise your voice and tell your elected officials that you welcomed a fair trial for the detainees under military rules. For years, you didn’t demand that the detainees have lawyers, or access to some of the evidence against them, or meaningful appellate review, or protection from abuse. Either you didn’t have confidence in the evidence against the men, or the application of the law, or you believed that America would somehow be rendered diminished and vulnerable by giving people like Mohammed more justice than they deserve. When the White House and the Congress reluctantly followed the letter but proudly not the spirit of the Supreme Court’s rulings in Hamdan or Hamdi or Boumediene you just changed the channel and moved on with your life.Don't you hate yourself? No? What? You're wondering who the hell is Andrew Cohen to lecture you? What? You want to punch Andrew Cohen in the face and tell him: "Move to Brussels, hippie!" See, that's what's the matter with America. Not enough people listen to Andrew Cohen and President Obama. They are smart. You are stupid. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! You should be embarrassed.
Look, idiot, when a pollster calls, don't tell him what YOU think! Who cares what YOU think? You're a moron! Listen to Andrew Cohen and the President of the United States and repeat after them: "If we don't try the 9/11 terrorists in a civilian court in New York City, the terrorists will have won." Or "This will show the world, America isn't afraid to live up to its principles." Got it, Stupid? Sheesh. Having to explain things to YOU is like talking to a coffee table. Now go back to your pathetic boring little life, doing whatever it is you do do and don't make Andrew Cohen have to lecture you again.