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How the Obama Administration has Politicized Justice (Encounter Broadsides) Paperback – January 26, 2010
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He begins the book by commenting about the case of accused terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: "the attorney general made the stunning announcement that the 9/11 jihadists would be transferred to Manhattan for prosecution in the civilian justice system. [Eric] Holder gave KSM his wish: a New York City stage where, after rifling through government intelligence files for the next two years, he gets to put the United States on trial for the stratagems that protected Americans from reprises of 9/11. It is the ultimate politicization by a master of the game." (Pg. 3-4)
Later, he argues, "Legally, the move makes no sense. The five jihadists were prepared to end the case by pleading guilty in the military commission a year ago... By capriciously placing the worst war criminals in the civilian system, Holder gives the lesser jihadists consigned to military justice a powerful claim that they're been denied fundamental fairness... Holder's perverse message is: second-class justice for attacking military assets; gold-plated justice for mass-murdering civilians." (Pg. 29-30) He concludes, "while CIA agents and Bush officials mortgage their homes to pay legal fees, KSM will be settled in New York, with a team of lawyers combing through American intelligence files to prepare for his trial. That's politics... but it's not justice." (Pg.Read more ›
The format or intent of this small work is to emulate the phamplets familar to historians of early American history. The essence seems to be that the workings of the Obama administration are, in many ways, unamerican-knowledge that drives the tea party sorts to resist.