Sen. Dodd: Khalid Sheik Mohammed has taken the moral high ground from the US

posted at 8:39 pm on November 8, 2007 by Bryan

In a saner time, the following remark would not only end Sen. Chris Dodd’s run for the White House. It would also end his career in the US Senate. It’s as reprehensible as the site he chose to post it on.

Compare that case [the Moussaoui trial] to the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who organized the attacks of 9/11. He was held in a secret prison, where he claims he was tortured severely. Whether he is lying or not, by our actions we have allowed Khalid Mohammed to claim the moral high ground. Khalid Mohammed plays martyr to a world that is inclined to believe it.

There’s no evidence that KSM was “tortured severely.” He was waterboarded, once, and he talked. Like all al Qaeda terrorists, KSM was trained to claim torture if he was captured. As a senator who wants to be president, Dodd ought to take that terrorist training into account when assessing a terrorist mastermind’s claims. Jihadists like KSM are liars as well as killers. But Dodd and indeed nearly all other Democrats just take the terrorists at their word no matter what outlandish slanders they come up with. And at the same time, they never believe a word that comes out of any Republican’s mouth. It’s disgraceful.

But even if we had stripped KSM naked and paraded him through downtown Karachi on sandals made of steak knives, Khalid Sheik Mohammed cannot claim any moral high ground from anyone. He masterminded Operation Bojinka, which was intended to kill hundreds of innocent people who were doing nothing more than flying on airplanes. And KSM masterminded 9-11, the wanton killing of nearly 3,000 innocents in an unprovoked act of war on our country. Based on his long career as a terrorist bent on killing as many kuffirs as he can, Khalid Sheik Mohammed can’t claim the moral high ground from the devil himself, much less the United States of America. KSM is filth in human form. And Dodd is taking his side.

I can’t even describe how sick I am of Democrats and liberals engaging in this kind of dishonest hyperbole just to score points with the nutroots. It’s psychotic, how far Dodd is willing to go in this quote and in the entire post to vent his disagreements with the administration’s conduct of the war. It’s also dangerous. Quotes such as Dodd’s hearten the enemy by showing them that we’re divided and at each other’s throats.

Until now, I’ve only heard one other person attempt to make the same argument that Dodd is making. That person would be Rosie O’Donnell, when she claimed that KSM wasn’t the “be all, end all of terrorism” and that we had robbed him of his humanity by waterboarding him. That presumes that KSM had any humanity to start with. Among the crimes KSM confessed to was the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He bragged about killing Pearl because he was a Jew, and he bragged that he cut Pearl’s head off with his own hands. KSM savored Pearl’s dying screams.

So Chris Dodd has sunk to the rhetorical level of Rosie O’Donnell. He’s treating as credible the claims of a mass murderer who helped start a war. Chris Dodd isn’t fit to be president. He isn’t fit to be treated with any respect at all. He deserves censure.

(h/t Best of the Web Today)

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Dodd is a dispicable deviant.
What does he know about morale high ground?
Can no one call that insulated ch*ckensh*t out to back that up?
His voters must be so darn proud, they should name a sandwich after him; must have been laying the groundwork for a string of Dodd’s Deli’s, “Where we love making sandwiches in front of your children!”
And speaking of morale high ground. Morale high ground with who, KSM’s ticking friends? Like EXACTLY to whom is that strange looking man refering?

christophercube on November 10, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Sen. Dodd: Khalid Sheik Mohammed has taken the moral high ground from the US I am an un-American Jack-Ass of the Highest Order

There ya go. Don’t mention it.

hillbillyjim on November 11, 2007 at 4:05 AM

I might add that Sen. Dodd’s father, Sen. Thomas J. Dodd, Jr., preceded the scandal that ended his Senate career by;

1. Being the member of the Allied Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal prosecution team noted for his ability to get various defendants off on “technicalities” (notably Arthur Seyss-Inquart);

2. Engaging in “private diplomacy” with everyone from Fidel Castro to President Nasser of Egypt (the latter in the days prior to the Six Day War), in spite of instructions to the contrary by the President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson, who was a member of Dodd’s own party; and

3. Capping it all by introducing the Safe Streets and Crime Control Act of 1968, better known today by the name of its anti-Second Amendment section, the Gun Control Act of 1968- which he based on the 1934 German Crime Act, written by that notable humanitarian, Seyss-Inquart, at the behest of his boss. (Whose name I will not mention to avoid invoking Godwin’s Law.)

I am forced to assume that arrogance, anti-Americanism, megalomania, and plain stupidity run in Senator Dodd’s family. Like father, like son.



eon on November 11, 2007 at 8:39 AM

I wish to stick up for Senator Dodd. I believe he was either misquoted or he mispoke. As it is true that Khalid Sheik Mohammed has taken the moral high ground from the liberal democrats I’m sure he meant to convey that message only, thus it should read …

Sen. Dodd: “Khalid Sheik Mohammed has taken the moral high ground from us [liberals].”

DannoJyd on November 11, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Why is this pompus fool running for president. He needs to be in a nut house with the rest of his [email protected] buddies like teddy, howard dean, etc.

saiga on November 12, 2007 at 3:23 PM

He’s been hangin’ around with that 6-foot invisible rabbit again, hasn’t he?

mojo on November 13, 2007 at 11:06 AM