This has got to be the worst decision yet by the administration. Holder was actually proud of this, stating "my decision" over and over. So lets look at it, rember the trial was set for military tribunal before his intervention.
On face value it sounds like, uh ok, no way that New Yorkers are going to let this guy off, and Holder stated also that this would "show case" our legal system.
Thats exactly what im afraid of, Lawyers (dont even like to type that word) are going to be on this like stink on s..., theres no way that this is going to happen inside the next 4 yrs. and every liberal defence lawyer in the world is going to want a piece of this because of the waterboarding issue. This will be a trial inside a trial, that will cost tax payers billions.. Just consider all the cost factors, were picking up the bill for all here.
Holder admits this could have been tried in a militray court. By all precident it should be, KSM has already stated he would plead guilty, so this is just a stupid, and costly publicity stunt by the administration to get even with CIA, and all involved with his interigation. When asked what he would do if KSM was found innocent Holder said, we still have the option at that time of a Military trial.. And this would somehow show case our legal system, we try and find the guy inocent, and then take him to trial again.. yeah right, makes me think everyone is gona think we have a great system. Sen Graham asked Holder if we were going to read OBL his rights if we capture him.. This is a legitamate question. If were going to deal with this as a criminal act. WHICH WERE DOING BY HAVING A CIVILIAN COURT HEARING, then his case could be compromised if rights werent read to him.. This is stupid beyond belief. Costly beyond words, Will give those responsable a forum to spout thier beliefs to the world. Could because of the waterboard issue be lost. Needlessley puts victom's (who all oppose it)
thru hell again. Will bring negative to our great nation when defense lawyers open the trial inside a trial of interigation tactics. Might well disclose secrets we don't want disclosed. And again might be lost.. I know this much the big loser here is the familys of those lost and tax payers.
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.