Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Andrew Cohen, Khalid Sheik Mohammed and You

A strong majority of Americans disagree with the Obama Administration's decision to bring 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed to New York City to try him in a civilian court.

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.


Blogger A Nonymous said...

His conviction in a military court would not convince the world at large that he got a fair trial

Based on their previous unanimous rulings, there is also a very good chance that the Supreme Court could rule against a military tribunal being used.

A civilian trial is the best way to not only get a conviction that won't be overturned by the Supreme Court, but to display our system and values to the rest of the world. The attack occurred in NYC, and so should the trial, conviction and punishment.

I think it will also give New Yorkers a chance to take back control of the tragedy. A military court would rob New Yorkers of that opportunity.

November 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM 
Blogger W David said...

I'm sorry, Mr. Spencer, for not listening to Andrew Cohen when I should have. But by golly he has really hit the nail on the head. That poor fellow, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, can only get a fair trial in New York City. Won't it be interesting when Mr. Mohammed's attornies (paid for by us, of course) file a motion for dismissal of the charges because the "alleged" mastermind was never given his Miranda warning. But Mr. Mohammed is not an American citizen you say. So should he have the same rights as American citizens do? Just ask the 10 million or so illegal aliens who get free medical care, free schooling for their kids, and who don't have to pay taxes. Oh my gosh. Sorry Senator Specter, I meant to say "undocumented residents" as you have taught us. Wow! Are Andrew Cohen and Senator Arlen Specter good buddies? Seems like a possibility.

November 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM 

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