President Obama is dropping another O-bomb on America with the decision to try the masterminds of the shocking attack of Sept. 11, 2001, in a New York courtroom.
That’s right: Obama is trying to reduce the Sept. 11 act of war to a law enforcement issue. So our wartime enemy is going to face a civilian trial in New York City. It’s another O-bomb on American leadership.
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., says, "It may be the worst decision by a U.S. president in history.”
Conservative activist David Horowitz agrees with King: “It certainly is. It sends a signal to terrorists everywhere to attack civilians.”
The consequences could be even more devastating than that. Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the jihadists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993, recalls that one of them told another: “Tell them, ‘I don’t know. I’m not talking to you. Bring my lawyer.’ Never talk to them. Not a word. ‘My lawyer’ — that’s it! That’s what’s so beautiful about America.”
How much intelligence will be compromised when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — often referred to simply as KSM — and the other jihad barbarians are all lawyered up? They should be tried as war criminals at Gitmo — in a military court.
Sarah Palin calls it an atrocious decision: “The trial will afford Mohammed the opportunity to grandstand and make use of his time in front of the world media to rally his disgusting terrorist cohorts. It will also be an insult to the victims of 9/11, as Mohammed will no doubt use the opportunity to spew his hateful rhetoric in the same neighborhood in which he ruthlessly cut down the lives of so many Americans.”
Palin pointed out that “the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks may walk away from this trial without receiving just punishment because of a ‘hung jury’ or from any variety of court room technicalities.”
And the courageous ex-Muslim freedom fighter Nonie Darwish explained what Obama’s decision was really all about: “The purpose of the trial is to embarrass the Bush administration and America itself and to give Arabs a golden opportunity to indulge in propaganda to convince the West with falsehoods regarding the root causes of Islamic terrorism; mainly that it is the consequence of U.S. foreign policy, old grievances and America’s supports Israel.”
This is happening because Obama wants to propagate the idea that Mohammed and others were tortured at Guantanamo on George W. Bush’s watch. Who will be on trial? KSM, the devout Muslim murderer, or Bush and those who “waterboarded”? In an America run by her enemies, probably it will be Bush and the “waterboarders.”
Too bad that the thousands of people whose lives were saved in L.A. can’t hop a redeye to New York and testify.
“There is also no question,” Obama has claimed, “that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world.” I disagree. America going on a witch hunt and prosecuting those who kept this country safe from people like Khalid Shiekh Mohammed, as Obama has announced he intends to do, sets back our moral authority. America turning her back on the jihad against women, Christian, Jews, and non-believers has set back America’s moral authority. America electing a radical for a President has set back America’s moral authority.
America electing an America-hater for president vanquished our moral authority.
Obama sweats the treatment of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed while setting up our boys and girls in Afghanistan. We are experiencing the highest number of deaths in the war against the global jihad month after month over there because, in Obama’s words, “Victory is not the goal.”
When he weeps about the alleged injustices at Gitmo, it is obvious that Obama wants very much to take the American eye off of his failed policies. He wants us to ignore his foreign policy realignment with despots and mullahs. He wants to distract us from his abandonment of our allies and his promotion of jihad.
Obama turned a blind eye last summer to the worst and most brutal crackdown imaginable in Iran but is shocked and dismayed that we may have been too tough on the jihadis who planned to overthrow and defeat America.
This is yet another vile chapter in the Obama presidency. As long as he is president, the man will never stop punishing America for being so foolish as to elect him.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and is former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her op-eds have appeared in The Washington Times, Newsmax, Human Events, Big Government, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News, and other publications.
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