Attorney General Eric Holder a Real Don Quixote
The International Institute of Nonviolence
By: The Rev.
First of all who or what is a Don Quixote? It is someone who is determined to change what is wrong, but who does it in a way that is silly or not practical.
Eric Holder said: " Don't Fear Trial of coward 911 plotter."
Attorney General Eric Holder is defending his decision to put the professed Sept. 11 mastermind on trial in New York — and urging critics of the plan not to cower in the face of terrorists.
Holder is set to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers are likely to spar over the attorney general's decision last week to send Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen from a detention center at Guantanamo Bay to New York to face a civilian federal trial.
"We need not cower in the face of this enemy," Holder says. "Our institutions are strong, our infrastructure is sturdy, our resolve is firm, and our people are ready."
Eric Holder has now become the judge and jury by making such statements to the Associated Press. He makes it appear the guy is guilty.....So I ask Mr. Holder what need to waste taxpayer money on a trial when you already know he is guilty? It won't matter if he has the trial....he is already judged.. Sounds like a page out of the trial of Saddam Hussein...He was already guilty before going to trial.
It shows the contempt of Law the Obama Administration is pursuing. They would rather go down the road to convict KSM after he was tortured and would say anything to get them to stop torturing him....Instead of facing the truth....and going after Bush for closing down the real investigation to what happened on 911.....and going after Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, for their orders to proceed with torture of Guantanemo Prisoners.
Known among CIA officers as “Al-Qaeda’s toughest prisoner” in Guantanamo Bay, Mohammed has long been the subject of extreme interrogation techniques, including water boarding. “CIA officers who subjected themselves to the water boarding technique lasted an average of 14 seconds before caving in…KSM won the admiration of interrogators when he was able to last between two and two-and-a-half-minutes before begging to confess.” The CIA also reportedly abducted his seven- and nine-year-old sons and flew them to the United States for interrogation.
In his remarks to a military tribunal, Mohammed raised objections to the treatment he received, but his statements on torture were redacted by the Pentagon in their publicly released transcript:
I know American people are torturing us from seventies. [REDACTED]. I know they are talking human rights. And I know it is against American constitution, against American laws.
Mohammed claimed that CIA interrogators warned him he would be subjected to illegal treatment, calling it “bad luck”:
They said every law, they have exceptions, this is your bad luck you have been part of the exception of our laws.
Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch questioned the legality of the closed-door sessions and whether Mohammed’s confession was actually the result of torture. “We won’t know that unless there is an independent hearing,” he said. “We need to know if this purported confession would be enough to convict him at a fair trial or would it have to be suppressed as the fruit of torture?”
OK Mr. Holder....so tell me why you are Cowering to the real Enemy who is probably sitting right next to you in Washington DC?
You are dreaming if you think a phoney trial and conviction is going to get Bush and his Hench dogs off the hook.