|Quoting OA412 (Reply 2):|
You didn't actually read the article and all of the issues it outlines that seem to have impacted the administration's decision to halt prosecution (for now) against Nashiri did you? You simply saw the headline and ran with it. At least that much is clear from your post. By the way, if the past administration was so much better than the current administration, why didn't they try between the time of his capture in 2002 and when Bush left office? Or at the very least since he was sent to Guantanamo in 2006?
Your point is?
|Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 5):|
Wait. I thought right wingers didn't even want these guys to get trials. Right?
I'm glad you brought that up. I still remain in belief that they ought to have been tried as enemy combatants, under the precedent in this country that already exists, just as the Club Gitmo detainees. But in the context of the rules that THIS ADMINISTRATION arbitrarily created and applied under Holder, this is the contruct in which they were to proceed.
That said, if they wanted it set up this way, then go with it. But now they're not. So what's their hesitation? They’ve got evidence, they’ve had plenty of time to craft their case. Or is it that because of the VERY construct they wanted—civilian trials, and the resultant rules of evidence and discovery—that would jeopardize our intelligence personnel and government resources, that they CAN’T proceed? All the germane reasons why the Manhattan terror trials shouldn’t occur also apply here.
So the administration is kicking the can down the street longer, hoping to never have to deal with it, all because they ineptly addressed it in the first place.
Meanwhile, yes, the terrorists do win. There’s no justice. Only appeasement and more of our Muslim-outreach project.