This morning the Wall Street Journal published an article on page A6 detailing the release of one of the planners of the 9/11 terrorist attack due to a lack of evidence. Mohamedou Ould Slahi will soon be released by order of Judge James Robertson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, having granted his petition for habeas corpus. The basis of this ruling is that evidence garnered from his torture was deemed inadmissible in court and without it the prosecution had no case.
This gentleman, and I use the term very loosely, referred to as "the highest value detainee and key orchestrator of the al Qaeda cell in Europe," will be released because the administration decided to try him in civilian courts, which have a much higher threshold of evidence than military tribunal. I suspect that quite a bit of the evidence against him is of a sensitive nature in that its publication would compromise national security and that is really the main reason he is being let out of Gitmo.
That is the real problem with trying terrorists in civilian court: key evidence has to be kept secret or the enemy will learn of leaks or weaknesses in its lines of communication. This policy has led to the release of inmates; only to recapture them in Iraq or Afghanistan during bloody battlefield conflicts.
Will the White House ever learn? My guess is a decided no. I feel the Administration is steering this country into bankruptcy on many levels and a moral vacuum exists in Washington. Gone are the days when overwhelming public opinion was helped guide a political agenda and keep government in line. We turned a corner with the passage of the Constitutionally vacuous Health Care Reform Act, which was anything but reform but was an act.
The coming days will see the Democrat Party emboldened to go further out on the political ledge, but right now the judiciary is playing the the tune set by President Obama. Certainly nothing good can come of releasing the 'brains' of an al Qaeda cell. From now on there will be a hesitancy by intelligence officers to detain suspects: there will be increased pressure to eliminate risks in the field rather than attempt to imprison and glean information from known terrorists.
The White House has declared war on the American people with this travesty of justice. What a pity that the rights of the planners of 9/11 are infinitely more important than the innocents who died in the twin towers that fateful day.
Is this the America we want for our children? Is this the Democracy we want to be an example for the world to emulate? Isn't it time we took our Government back from the far left?
Victor The Contractor
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Aiding and Abetting the Terrorists
By Victor the Contractor