Saturday, November 14, 2009

That's Right. Er. Very, Very Left.

In addition to that, this is a matter that, as I said, happened in this country as opposed to overseas, which is different from what we might do with regard to those who are going to be tried in the military commissions.

But that is a fundamental tenet of American jurisprudence, that crimes are tried in the places where they occur.

This illustrates the perversity of mindlessly applying the criminal law template to terrorist attacks. What is the implication of Holder's criteria? Put yourself in the place of a would-be terrorist: If you want to garner maximum publicity; if you want to make yourself into a world-famous martyr; if you want an endless platform for disseminating jihadist propaganda; if you want to be treated with kid gloves at all times; what should you do? That's right: you should organize an attack on American soil that kills thousands. You'll be rewarded with top-flight legal representation at taxpayer expense and a forum in which to advance the cause of jihad.

And even more perverse, if New York wasn't hopelessly corrupted as one of the fascifist fifth column power centers, one would rightly ask: And how is it exactly that one would expect to obtain a fair jury pool in a City where no sane person under the age of maybe 15 slept well at night for weeks?

To ask the question is to answer it, no?