Obama pretty psyched for a Nuremberg trial for Bin Laden

posted at 8:55 pm on June 18, 2008 by Allahpundit

What’s his strategy for capturing Osama, you say, besides redeploying tens of thousands of troops from Iraq to Afghanistan and having them shake their fists angrily in the direction of the Pakistani border? Just ask his new national security team, a who’s who of the same leftist counterterror heroes that made 9/11 possible in the first place. “Not so Changey,” sniffs Karl, scanning the names for Hope and finding Albrights and Christophers as far as the eye can see. Will foreign policy guidance from Pooh corner make the difference this go-round? Second time’s a charm, my friends.

And if they do capture him?

Obama said he wouldn’t discuss what approach he would take to bring bin Laden to justice if he were apprehended. But he said the Nuremberg trials for the prosecution of Nazi leaders are an inspiration because the victors acted to advance universal principles and set a tone for the creation of an international order.

“What would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he’s engaged in and not to make him into a martyr, and to assure that the United States government is abiding by basic conventions that would strengthen our hand in the broader battle against terrorism,” Obama said.

Geraghty quibbles with various aspects of this, including the dopey martyrdom point I’ve attacked before, but I’m more interested in his invocation of Nuremberg. The cardinal virtue of Nuremberg, as I’ve always understood it, was that it created an international platform to air evidence of the Holocaust, the magnitude of which either wasn’t known or wasn’t fully appreciated until that point. It was a secret, and the secret was then revealed. I take it that’s what Obama has in mind in referring to murderous acts being made known — except, as Geraghty notes, everyone already knows all about AQ’s murderous acts. They watched them happen live on TV, remember? If anything, jihadi atrocities have been so well documented that people have grown numb to them. So what’s a Nuremberg for Osama going to accomplish? Here’s what it’ll accomplish: It’ll give him a world stage to inveigh against the U.S. just like his crony-in-chief did a few weeks ago down at Gitmo, secure in the knowledge that the media would carry the good word back to the Wahhabi faithful abroad. That’s the other huge difference between now and Nuremberg. When Hermann Goering ranted on behalf of Nazism, there was no one left on his side to be inspired. Not so this time. If Obama’s so hot for analogies to German trials, he should think less about 1945 and more about 1924.

Bin Laden’s never going to be taken alive so it’s all academic anyway. Exit question for that crack new national security team regarding his position on Jerusalem: Is he a liar or is he genuinely this ignorant?


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If we ever get OBL, he’s going home in a body bag.

amerpundit on June 18, 2008 at 8:58 PM

…and when I sniffed, it was from the smell of the formaldehyde.

Karl on June 18, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Obama- a genuinely ignorant liar.

Everyman, ~and then Some!

profitsbeard on June 18, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Just kill Osama. I don’t really care about any martyr stuff.

SoulGlo on June 18, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Reporter: “Senator Obama, could you please reflect more on Nuremberg?”

Obama: “Everyone thought the Titanic was unsinkable. Nuremberg proved otherwise.”

fogw on June 18, 2008 at 9:05 PM

OK Fine, if he holds up the Nuremberg trials as examples of the essence of what we are, can we assume that he agrees the death sentences carried out after the trials were a good thing too?
Can’t have it both ways, asshat.

redshirt on June 18, 2008 at 9:06 PM

Unlike Goerring and Hess et al., Bin Laden gets to appeal his conviction in US civilian courts.

IOW, where exactly does Obama plan to hold this trial?

SteveMG on June 18, 2008 at 9:08 PM

OK, if Obama wants to hold up Nuremberg as an example of the upholding of the rule of law, that’s fine. I can only assume that he supports the death sentences that were handed out and performed after the trials as well.
Right?

redshirt on June 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Liberals of the day objected to the Nuremberg trials.

aengus on June 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM

“What would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand….

Important indicator here. Obama wants to return to the bad stewardship of the Clinton years and base all policy on how the rest of the world “feels” about us.

highhopes on June 18, 2008 at 9:10 PM

That’s the other huge difference between now and Nuremberg. When Hermann Goering ranted on behalf of Nazism, there was no one left on his side to be inspired. Not so this time. If Obama’s so hot for analogies to German trials, he should think less about 1945 and more about 1924. => good points all.

Is he a liar or is he genuinely this ignorant?

I vote for ignoramus, with liar at the top of the veep short list.

silverfox on June 18, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Wasn’t Bush reading a Pooh book to those kids on Sept 11th? Maybe he was just brushing up on terror tactics!

lorien1973 on June 18, 2008 at 9:11 PM

redshirt on June 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM

So why did Obama use the Nuremberg Trials as an example instead of the way Saddam Hussein was tried and executed? More recent, more relevant, and clear that America stands for the rule of law. Guess Obama is as ashamed of America as his grifter wife.

highhopes on June 18, 2008 at 9:12 PM

do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand

Yep, the whole muslim world will enjoy watching on cnn as the evil satan tries to humiliate their hero.

Great idea, barry, you moron.

peacenprosperity on June 18, 2008 at 9:13 PM

The Obamassiah does understand that bin Laden was responsible for 3000 deaths doesn’t he?

And after the S.Ct. ruling, it is take no prisoners. I don’t give a rat’s ass about some looking at him as a martyr, those sickos would do so anyway. And locking bin Laden up for life is just a guarantee of someone getting held hostage (or some city held hostage with a nuke — after another city gets hurt with a demonstration nuke.) I don’t care if bin Laden comes running bare naked with his hands held high. Shoot him. A lot. Then put some more lead in him just to be sure.

rbj on June 18, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Doesn’t Obie’s base, or a significant portion thereof, want to try/impeach W?

Who doesn’t believe most of them would want a Nuremberg style trial for Bush/Cheney?

silverfox on June 18, 2008 at 9:17 PM

No doubt, the present day Supreme Court would find the Nuremburg Trials to be unconstitutional. The Nazis would have died of old age while the lawyers squabbled about their fate.

But I think Obama is silly. Not stupid, he would not be where he is if he were stupid..but he is kind of silly.

And I still think Osama is dead. I hope so anyway. A trial for that psychopath would be a circus.

Terrye on June 18, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Great scott,Obama banking on a Nuremburg trial?

Lets set the table,live coverage of OBL on CNN,
being paraded around while his fellowers go
absolutely bezerk in a raging tizzy meltdown
around the planet!

But,before this Liberal fantasy even gets off the
ground,the ACLU probably will appoint an American
lawyer,who just so happenes to be connected to some
part of Obama’s past,to defend OBL,then like every
other kabuki dance,it’ll be another Obama distraction,
or planted smear operation!

Better make sure OBL,see’s a hellfire,so his goon’s
can’t run amuck around the planet and save us from
this forseeable circus!

canopfor on June 18, 2008 at 9:19 PM

rbj:

And a stake through his heart.

Terrye on June 18, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Obama won’t discuss bringing Bin Laden to justice because he doesn’t have a plan to discuss.

jeanie on June 18, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Today, we found the perfect judge for an Osama trail: Madame Tessier of Quebec. It’s such a plus that she’s a foreign national–helps with the international understanding, you know.

thuja on June 18, 2008 at 9:28 PM

A trial for that psychopath would be a circus.
Terrye on June 18,2008 at 9:18PM.

Terrye: When I post,I don’t read the comments till
after,its amazing how every one’s comments
are so close,eg. CNN and circus!

canopfor on June 18, 2008 at 9:31 PM

The first thought that came to my mind when I read this story was that Barry was moving the goal posts. They’ve been carping for so long that OBL is still running around loose that they’ve started to shit their pants about what will happen if he ends up being pulverized by a Hellfire before GWB leaves office.

If that happens (Allah willing), Barry and the Dems will be able to say… Ah-ha! But they didn’t capture him *alive*, see? So we could put him ON TRIAL, Nuremberg-style. GOTCHA!!!

Purple Fury on June 18, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker

If he is found, just shoot the goat #ucker.

MB4 on June 18, 2008 at 9:38 PM

I heard Bush is going to start looking for Osama.

Dave Rywall on June 18, 2008 at 9:41 PM

http://www.powerlineblog.com/

Obama Regroups on Foreign Policy

Barack Obama, evidently stung by the fact that his statements on foreign policy have come across as naive at best, ignorant at worst, has gone looking for reinforcements in the form of a new team of national security advisers. The new team includes thirteen members, not counting the 41 retired admirals and generals with whom he also met today. Obama’s media availability featuring the announcement of his “new team” took place before a backdrop of 17 American flags. That must be Obama’s famous “nuance” at work.

Obama needed some new national security advisers, since he has had to distance himself from several of the original group. There are some good people among the thirteen–Sam Nunn, notably–but it is heavy on Clinton administration retreads and people with no foreign policy expertise at all, as far as I know, like Eric Holder.

The presence of the Clintonistas may account, in part, for Obama’s determination to return to the failed policy of fighting terrorism with lawyers. Obama’s most telling comment today was this:

Now, my approach is guided by a simple premise. I have confidence that our system of justice and that our traditions of rule of law are strong enough to deal with terrorists.

I have confidence that our system of justice is strong enough to indict terrorists, as we indicted Osama bin Laden, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and others. That’s a far different matter from apprehending and punishing them, however, and–the important point–even when we succeed in punishing terrorists after the fact, law enforcement techniques are insufficient to prevent them from killing thousands of Americans. This isn’t an opinion, it’s fact proven by experience, as the September 11 Commission found.

Obama’s prepared remarks consisted of a tirade against the “Bush/McCain” approach to counter-terrorism:

The people who were responsible for murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11 have not been brought to justice. They’re Osama bin Laden, Al Qaida, and their sponsors, the Taliban.

This is a strange thing to say. A number of those responsible for September 11 have been captured or killed, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Mohammed Atef, Abu Zubaydah, Ramzi Binalshibh and others. Beyond that, the majority of al Qaeda’s leadership has been killed or captured. As for the Taliban, they no longer control Afghanistan, and many hundreds or thousands of their fighters have been killed. So Obama, once again, has a very odd sense of what constitutes being “brought to justice.” He appears to think that unless a terrorist has appeared before an American jury, he has gotten off scot-free.

Obama’s conclusion was the usual refrain:

[T]he record shows that George Bush and John McCain have been weak on terrorism. Their approach has failed. Because of their policies, we are less safe….

This is simply ignorant. As we argued here, it can’t be denied that the Bush administration’s policies have brought about a remarkable reduction in terrorist attacks against the United States. One can debate which of the administration’s policies have been most instrumental in that success, but it can’t be denied that, whether Obama and his new team of advisers like it or not, successful they have been.

It’s going to take more than a photo-op with the likes of Madeline Albright, a handful of retired military officers and seventeen flags to make Obama into a credible leader on foreign policy.

The boys at powerline are all over Obama and his “invent as we go” policy on foreign policy.

Keemo on June 18, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Dave Rywall on June 18, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Nobody cares a lick about what you have heard drywall. You had better hope Bush doesn’t come looking for your sorry ass.

Keemo on June 18, 2008 at 9:44 PM

Great screencap Allah; Obama looks really, really white.

carbon_footprint on June 18, 2008 at 9:45 PM

Exit question for that crack new national security team regarding his position on Jerusalem: Is he a liar or is he genuinely this ignorant?

YES!

AUINSC on June 18, 2008 at 9:46 PM

lorien1973 on June 18, 2008 at 9:11 PM

I made what, I believe, is the funniest comment of the day and no one laughed. I’m so very upset!

lorien1973 on June 18, 2008 at 9:47 PM

“What would be important would be for us to do it in a way that allows the entire world to understand the murderous acts that he’s engaged in and not to make him into a martyr, and to assure that the United States government is abiding by basic conventions that would strengthen our hand in the broader battle against terrorism,” Obama said.

“I got a fever and the prescription is more umbrage!”

drjohn on June 18, 2008 at 9:48 PM

I believe it would be a profound human rights violation to capture and try Osama Bin Laden.

I mean, it’s one thing to bring a terrorist to trial, but to dig up a corpse and prop it up in a courtroom? Not cool.

Hollowpoint on June 18, 2008 at 9:49 PM

I heard Bush is going to start looking for Osama.

Dave Rywall on June 18, 2008 at 9:41 PM

They seek him here, they seek him there
The Special Ops seek him everywhere!
He gives the Special Ops nothing but frustration
Sink me! He’s a spoilsport
Each and every demned capture
He cuts short
They seek him here, they seek him there
Those Special Ops seek him everywhere
Is he working on his tan somewhere in Miami or preaching in a mosque in Dearborstani
Is he in a cave or is he in a grave?
One thing we know for sure
Hes going to burn in Hell!

Percy on June 18, 2008 at 9:54 PM

I made what, I believe, is the funniest comment of the day and no one laughed. I’m so very upset

!

Does a snort count?

It was loud. Scared the dog.

SteveMG on June 18, 2008 at 9:58 PM

Awesome, an overt Marxist and closet Muslim practicing “Taqiyah”—Barack HUSSEIN Obama – utilizing the exact same set of “experts”, the Clintonistas, who directly caused 9/11 to begin with, as his “experts”; I think I’m going to throw-up….

Dale in Atlanta on June 18, 2008 at 10:00 PM

lorien1973 on June 18, 2008 at 9:47 PM

That was a good one, lorien! Some of us are just slow to respond! :>

Rhinoboy on June 18, 2008 at 10:03 PM

Okay, that emoticon came out all wrong…

Rhinoboy on June 18, 2008 at 10:04 PM

rbj:

And a stake through his heart.

Terrye on June 18, 2008 at 9:20 PM

A pork bone stake.

rbj on June 18, 2008 at 10:08 PM

Do you think if the lib tenderhearts get into office like all the left wing cable networks say they will, that Osama Bin Laden will get to wear a bow tie at his hearing before a federal judge? Times are a-changin.

Travis1 on June 18, 2008 at 10:12 PM

Didn’t Milosevic croak while his war crimes trial was droning on?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on June 18, 2008 at 10:20 PM

The most effective measure to diminish Bin Laden in the Islamic world was to defeat his (broadly speaking) forces on the battlefied.

Sure, this is a war of ideology, of worldviews; but part of the battle over the minds (if not hearts) of Muslims was to show that the west was the strong horse and was able to fight against the Islamists.

Obama wished to abandon Iraq to Al-Qaeda. Does anyone think that would not have strengthened Bin Laden’s views in the Islamic world? E.g., that his brand of Islam was the future?

To be sure, over the long haul, AQ would have disintegrated wwithin Iraq. Their radicalism would have been rejected by the Iraqi Sunnis and they, eventually, would have forced to go elsewhere.

But the short term victory of having driven the Crusaders out of Iraq would have been enormous.

SteveMG on June 18, 2008 at 10:24 PM

This quote from Richard “Winnie the Pooh” Danzig is rather ironic, no?

“When we’re doing mundane things, we lose track of our ambition but when someone comes along, like Asahara, the head of the cult, and presents himself as a messiah and gives us a picture of progress that is ordained by heaven and that we are carrying out a saintly mission on earth that is for us extraordinarily evocative.”
Mr Danzig added: “The parallels with al Qaeda are obvious.”

Buy Danish on June 18, 2008 at 10:27 PM

rbj:

You are hard one.

Terrye on June 18, 2008 at 10:30 PM

Bin Laden’s never going to be taken alive so it’s all academic anyway.

If he’s not with the ants yet, may you be absolutely right!

Entelechy on June 18, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Didn’t Milosevic croak while his war crimes trial was droning on?

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on June 18, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Yeah, that worked out really well, didn’t it. Nothing like having a trial go on for years and years, only to end without a verdict (while attempts were made by Ramsey Clark to try Wesley Clark for war crimes, but I digress).

Buy Danish on June 18, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Regarding the Dem talking point of the Americans being less safe now, McCain needs to shut them up with something along the lines of “Anyone who feels less safe now than they did on September 10, 2001, is normal. However, anyone who who feels less safe now than they did on September 12, 2001, is out of touch.”

Patrick S on June 18, 2008 at 10:45 PM

That picture of Obama, at the front of this thread, is scary.

Entelechy on June 18, 2008 at 10:47 PM

Here’s the problem:
1. Adolf Hitler committed suicide before the whole thing started.
2. Hermann Goring committed suicide before justice could be served.
3. Martin Bormann – sentenced to death in absentia, but died of natural causes elsewhere, never serving one day.
4. Hans Frank – sentenced to death and sentence actually carried through.
5. Rudolf Hess – sentenced to life and died in prison.
6. Adolf Eichmann – not caught until the Israelis caught up with him in Argentina. Sentenced to death.
7. Joseph Mengele – lived in Argentina (and everyone knew it) until he died.
8. Heinrich Himmler – committed suicide before trial.

There are countless members of the Nazi party who were savage murderers. They were never ever tried or they were acquitted or they were never found. Although I don’t doubt that the Nuremberg trials assuaged the world’s guilt over the Holocaust, their effectiveness and actual justice is probably not as wonderful as people point out. Perhaps a law-type person like Obama should know that…..

mjk on June 18, 2008 at 10:52 PM

There are countless members of the Nazi party who were savage murderers

Ditto the Japanese war crimes tribunals.

SteveMG on June 18, 2008 at 10:58 PM

You had better hope Bush doesn’t come looking for your sorry ass.

Thanks! I haven’t laughed that hard all week!

Given Bush’s record with finding bin Laden, I hope that if ever anybody has the need to come looking for my sorry ass, it will be him.

My sorry ass would never feel safer.

(Sheesh. I’m still laughing.)

Len on June 18, 2008 at 11:21 PM

My sorry ass would never feel safer

.

Sure, Bin Laden is just having a swell time in the Northwest frontier of Pakistan. He and his followers are just basking in the glory of all of their successes.

SteveMG on June 18, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Exit question for that crack new national security team regarding his position on Jerusalem: Is he a liar or is he genuinely this ignorant?

To use a favorite AP lead-in: Dear Lord! Did Allah seriously just conclude with the classic “you’re either a liar or an idiot” conclusion?!

Bwaaaaahahahahaha!

Jaibones on June 18, 2008 at 11:29 PM

You will know they are serious about finding Bin Laden when they send out the “grave robbers”. Until then its all talking points.

Here he is in his anniversary video, it gets interesting after 15 seconds :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUiNiB2yVCQ

patrick neid on June 18, 2008 at 11:41 PM

How often do they put dessicated skeletal remains on trial anyway?

I know that the democrats like to put on their little Kangaroo Court Show Trials, but prosecuting something that wouldn’t make even a halfway decent corpse is stretching things a little too far, even for Nancy Pelosi… Although Boxer might be dumb enough to wanna do it.

LegendHasIt on June 19, 2008 at 12:36 AM

My sorry ass would never feel safer.

(Sheesh. I’m still laughing.)

Len on June 18, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Gosh, Len, read your blog:

Okay, I confess, I have never watched The View. I’m sorry. It just does not come on at an hour when I’m generally watching the tube. When I heard about this video, I had to watch it.

The video is a little over 24 minutes in length. You may not have time to watch the whole thing. I really encourage you to at least watch the first minute. It is so easy to visualize Michelle Obama as the next First Lady of the United States. I actually read somewhere today where somebody mentioned that she may be running for the presidency herself in twelve years or so. I can so see it.

Anyway… watch it. At least the first minute or so…

Golly gee, Len, she’s such a dreamboat.

Thank you for the laugh.

silverfox on June 19, 2008 at 12:53 AM

It sounds like typical Obama. He’s all for the big event trial until some terrorists are found guilty then Obambi will protest their executions as cruel and unusual punishment.

The Obama mentality probably would have the trial venue set in Marin County where Bin Laden would be found gnarly but misunderstood. Any attempts at whacking Bin Laden would be derailed by the pornmeister – Chief Justice of the 9th Circus which upon appeal to the Supreme Court Bin Laden would be freed, then given a care package (and maybe a kiss) by “Damn the Constitution” Kennedy citing that the World Court in the Hague knows best.

viking01 on June 19, 2008 at 1:17 AM

Keep talking Barry. Just keep talking. You’ll have those crocodiles purring in no time.

shaken on June 19, 2008 at 1:30 AM

This just in from the U.K. Another example of how a law enforcement only approach doesn’t work:

Radical cleric Abu Qatada, described as “Osama bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe,” is to be released in the next 24 hours.

Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a “truly dangerous individual” who was “heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa’eda.”

He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for conspiracy to carry out bomb attacks on two hotels in Amman in 1998, and providing finance and advice for a series of bomb attacks in Jordan planned to coincide with the Millennium.

It was those convictions which allowed him to argue in the Appeal Court he would not get a fair treatment in his home country.

With the prospect of extradition removed, the Ministry of Justice has been forced to release him by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

The bail order was signed this afternoon and he is expected to be released from Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire tomorrow.

h/t LGF.

DubiousD on June 19, 2008 at 3:30 AM

Military tribunals it is, then. What, Obama doesn’t know that Nuremburg was a military tribunal? Oooops.

Seixon on June 19, 2008 at 3:54 AM

Rush was talking about this for ages. I was hoping he – or one of his callers – would make the obvious point:
Bin Laden could get off on a technicality… just like William “Mainstream” Ayers.
I hope someone in the McCain campaign or the RNC picks up on this.

btw Rush consistently confused Obama/Osama. At one point he even referred to Obama as “Bin Laden.” I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but I’m afraid Rush will take a lot of heat over this.
If we point out that Ted Kennedy made the same mistake, the MSM will simply point out that Kennedy has a brain tumor.

Rush needs to be more careful.

infidel65 on June 19, 2008 at 5:11 AM

Is he a liar or is he genuinely this ignorant?

Do we really have to choose? Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that he is both a liar and an ignoramus.

AZCoyote on June 19, 2008 at 6:55 AM

silverfox on June 19, 2008 at 12:53 AM

I was thinking the same thing, Len, anyone who fawns over Michele Obama is suspect.

Squid Shark on June 19, 2008 at 7:55 AM

infidel65 on June 19, 2008 at 5:11 AM

Or he could just go off air (my prefered option)

Squid Shark on June 19, 2008 at 7:56 AM

Seixon on June 19, 2008 at 3:54 AM

But it was international as long as it is international it is OK. Right?

Squid Shark on June 19, 2008 at 7:57 AM

This suggests Obama thinks the GWOT is OVER, since those trials did not occur until AFTER the war was over.

It ain’t over.

drjohn on June 19, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Comrade Obama is not to smart without his Teleprompter.

tarpon on June 19, 2008 at 8:50 AM

OT – That pic demands a caption:

“Hey, Oil Companies – I squeeze your gonads!”

eeyore on June 19, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Somebody needs to ask Obama if he thinks Osama deserves the presumption of innocents.

coffee260 on June 19, 2008 at 9:20 AM

The Nuremberg trials were held when Nazi Germany was in total defeat. The Nazi’s were over and done with. Those not captured were dead. In other words, the war was over and the Allies won. So with the GWOT still going on, and our enemies still alive, how in the bloody H***, Obama, are you going to hold Nuremberg style trials? I think when we have gotten all of the intelligence from Osama we can get, a special ops team will take him out. That’s just my opinion.

abcurtis on June 19, 2008 at 9:30 AM

If bin Laden is ever captured, he should be taken to Ground Zero and executed before a thousand cameras, with Rudy Giuliani as master of ceremonies. A dose of his own medicine.

Steve Z on June 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM

You people are selling Obama short.

This is actually his plan for rooting out Bin Laden. Once Osama is assured that he will get center stage in a show-trial that would never lead to a death sentence under either European or a democrat selected judge, he’s sure to surrender himself to the nearest friendly embassy.

A well-lawyered Bin Laden in “jail” can reach out to far more of his followers than the occasional pre-taped video that comes out of his current hiding place.

Hope and Change at work!

AverageJoe on June 19, 2008 at 10:40 AM

And of course once Osama is “in custody”, we have no need to stay in Afghanistan, and can bring our troops home from there as well.

(I hope BO isn’t reading this, or he may actually make this a campaign pledge.)

AverageJoe on June 19, 2008 at 10:43 AM

OT – That pic demands a caption:

“Hey, Oil Companies – I squeeze your gonads!”

eeyore on June 19, 2008 at 8:52 AM

I think it’s more “We’re not going to fall for a banana in the tailpipe.”

James on June 19, 2008 at 10:51 AM

exactly… Allah.
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I would add, you go after Bin Laden like Reagan would have, you go out to kill him. and that’s the way you bring him back, in pieces. no soap box, no story, no defense, no justification, just dead. he freely and under no duress or coercion admitted repeatedly, his responsibility for 9/11, now he gets pure justice… the sooner the better, but I’ll wait as long as need be.

Kaptain Amerika on June 19, 2008 at 1:18 PM