Video: Holder grumpy about having to try KSM in military tribunal

posted at 4:14 pm on April 4, 2011 by Allahpundit

They woulda coulda shoulda had a slam dunk against Mohammed in federal court but that darned legislative branch just won’t cooperate.

In that context, Holder took to the podium on Monday not only to announce the new decision — that KSM will be tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay — but to blast those who criticized the notion of a federal, civilian trial.

“Those unwise and unwarranted restrictions undermine our counterterrorism efforts and could undermine our national security,” Holder said of the ban imposed by Congress.

Congress, in essence, doesn’t know what it’s talking about, he went on to say…

“Sadly, this case has been marked by needless controversy since the beginning, but despite all the arguments and debate that it has engendered, the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.

In other words: Shame on you.

And so, with a heavy heart, it’s back to Gitmo, which is convenient for a bunch of reasons. For one thing, there may yet be new cases of jihadi kingpins getting captured abroad and handed over to the U.S. The One needs somewhere to hold them and prisons in the continental U.S. are a political nonstarter. By affirming Gitmo’s legitimacy as a place to try masterminds like KSM, the White House will soften political opposition to the idea of sending new captives there. Beyond that, there’s no sense in delaying KSM’s trial any longer since the dynamics in Congress are bound to get less, not more, favorable towards civilian trials for detainees. The GOP’s a lock to pick up seats in the Senate next year and stands a good chance of picking up more in 2014 thanks to the huge number of vulnerable Democrats who are up for reelection in the next two cycles. It’ll be a long, loooong time before the left has its next filibuster-proof majority, and since the last one decided to waste all of its political capital on passing ObamaCare, Holder might as well make peace with reality now. Besides, the sooner they start proceedings at Gitmo, the greater the (admittedly slim) chance that they’ll get a conviction — and a national security bounce in the polls — before election day 2012.

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year? We’re still neck-deep in Afghanistan and already ankle-deep in our new war in Libya. Gitmo not only remains open but will soon host military tribunals for mega-terrorists. Iran’s rolling on towards nuclear breakout capacity despite a Stuxnet-related hiccup, and with Mubarak gone and U.S. allies in Yemen and Bahrain teetering, the Middle East could soon be a much more dangerous place for American interests. Domestically, we’re straining under record deficits, thanks in part to our $800 billion stimulus. Cap-and-trade is dead and ObamaCare is so politically toxic, especially to seniors, that Democrats will certainly mention it only in passing next year. As unlikely as it may seem, then, the core of the Obama campaign might actually be … the economy, especially if unemployment continues to tick down towards eight percent or lower. We’ll hear a lot about how “the jobs are coming back!”, a lot about what a likable guy Obama is (i.e. “character”), and a whole, whole lot about how Republicans bent on entitlement reform want your grandma to end up eating cat food and living in a refrigerator box on the sidewalk. That’s why Obama so cravenly ducked the issue of Social Security and Medicare in his new budget proposal, of course. But then, you already knew that.


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Dear Left: Everything You Hated About Bush And More Spending, Too!

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

“…the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.”

Physician, heal thyself!

coldwarrior on April 4, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Of course teh Won has no record. So he’ll just have to run on Nancy and Harry’s record. Let’s hear about that say, September ’12.

Caststeel on April 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

This Holder is a crook himself. He should be in jail. First, he is totally incompetent, a racist, and crooked to boot. And this is our Attny Gen????? Sheesh.

NJ Red on April 4, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I think we all know who is undermining our national security…

d1carter on April 4, 2011 at 4:21 PM

your grandma to end up eating cat food and living in a refrigerator box on the sidewalk.

Not going to happen. Due to EPA restrictions on hunting grandma got run over by a reindeer.

Rocks on April 4, 2011 at 4:22 PM

ObamaCare is so politically toxic, especially to seniors, that Democrats will certainly mention it only in passing next year.

Someone tell crr6.

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2011 at 4:23 PM

Besides, the sooner they start proceedings at Gitmo, the greater the (admittedly slim) chance that they’ll get a conviction

Really? KSM is likely not to be conviction?!?

peterargus on April 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM

Sorry, wrong thread.

Can the Tea Party move the New Black Panthers to Gitmo, too? For extra credit compare and contrast NBP to existing Gitmo inhabitants.

Caststeel on April 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year? We’re still neck-deep in Afghanistan and already ankle-deep in our new war in Libya. Gitmo not only remains open but will soon host military tribunals for mega-terrorists. Iran’s rolling on towards nuclear breakout capacity despite a Stuxnet-related hiccup, and with Mubarak gone and U.S. allies in Yemen and Bahrain teetering, the Middle East could soon be a much more dangerous place for American interests.

crr6 said in another thread, today, that Obama ended torture.

I can’t believe the One hasn’t ended terror, yet.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

I really enjoyed watching Holder throw a temper tantrum in front of the American people. Made my day!

The only ideologue is you Mr AG.

Those scumbags should already be dead.

Texas Gal on April 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong here. Didn’t KSM, at one point, confess that he planned the 9/11 attacks, which would have made him an accomplice in the deaths that occurred? If so, why the he11 are we having arguments about a case at all? In our legal system, if someone admits guilt, don’t we bypass a trial and head straight to sentencing? Help me out here, Hot Airicans. Thanks.

joejm65 on April 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

“Sadly, this case has been marked by needless controversy since the beginning, but despite all the arguments and debate that it has engendered, the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.

This is what Freud called “projection,” isn’t it?

SWLiP on April 4, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Those are his people. Trust.

SouthernGent on April 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Is that Osama bin Laden that is the picture as Mohammed?

WoosterOh on April 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM

SouthernGent on April 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM

LOL

d1carter on April 4, 2011 at 4:29 PM

“Sadly, this case has been marked by needless controversy since the beginning, but despite all the arguments and debate that it has engendered, the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.

In other words: Shame on you. Wow, my @$$ hurts!

Clarified.

CurtZHP on April 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

If they made this trial public (bad move to the nth degree), Obama can run on his famous ‘transparency’ promise, and it would still have the same effect of a federal trial in NYC.

Sir Napsalot on April 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Someone please correct me if I’m wrong here. Didn’t KSM, at one point, confess that he planned the 9/11 attacks, which would have made him an accomplice in the deaths that occurred? If so, why the he11 are we having arguments about a case at all? In our legal system, if someone admits guilt, don’t we bypass a trial and head straight to sentencing? Help me out here, Hot Airicans. Thanks.

joejm65 on April 4, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Just making a confession isn’t good enough. You still get to have a trial. And while your confession may get you a deal or the mercy of the court, I think it’s fair to say that’s not going to happen in this case.

So he might say his confession was coerced, or that even if he is guilty as a conspirator, that doesn’t merit whatever punishment they’re giving him because of x, y, and z, etc. etc.

<a href= on April 4, 2011 at 4:31 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year? We’re still neck-deep in Afghanistan and already ankle-deep in our new war in Libya. Gitmo not only remains open but will soon host military tribunals for mega-terrorists. Iran’s rolling on towards nuclear breakout capacity despite a Stuxnet-related hiccup, and with Mubarak gone and U.S. allies in Yemen and Bahrain teetering, the Middle East could soon be a much more dangerous place for American interests. Domestically, we’re straining under record deficits, thanks in part to our $800 billion stimulus.

Based on Obama’s 2012 rollout ad that dropped today it appears he realizes all this. It seemed the underlying message was “I know my chances are slim but I’d love to play some more golf on your dime, so what the hell–here goes nothin’, hard eight! Hard eight!!!…”

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I can’t believe the One hasn’t ended terror, yet.

Schadenfreude on April 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

He already has! But unfortunately man-made disasters are on the rise.

John the Libertarian on April 4, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Up yours Holder. Sit and spin.

FireFly on April 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

I’ve been asking the same question for a year now, AP. What can he possibly run on? Certainly he and his sycophants in the media will attempt to spin everything positively, but it’s hard to put a happy face on $4+/gal gas(especially given his anti-drilling policies), high unemployment(not counting people to get the rate down to 8% doesn’t change reality), chaos in the Middle East(no one believes it’s a beautiful democratic movement), neverending wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and possibly Libya(good luck blaming the latter on Bush), trillion-plus dollar deficits(again good luck blaming Bush and the GOP when Porkulus and Obamacare were passed almost entirely by Dems), and high food prices due to inflation(courtesy of Obama’s insane spending and Bernanke’s QE policy).

So I fully expect to see a scorched earth campaign. Get ready for every dirty trick in the book. The race card will be played. Plants will be sent to GOP rallies to shout incendiary remarks. The drive-bys will turn every interview with a Republican into “gotcha” journalism along with a steady diet of Democrat talking points. Union thugs will be sent out to intimidate and if necessary get physical. And Obama will pretend to be above it all while recycling his entire 2008 campaign in a desperate attempt to con 50.1% of the electorate into thinking he hasn’t been President since January 2009.

Personally, I don’t think it’ll work. They pretty much ran that playbook in 2010 and got destroyed in the midterms(save for California). I think 2012 will play out the same way.

Doughboy on April 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Holder = butthurt sore loser

Poor widdle guy’s all choked up.

ElectricPhase on April 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Hey NJ Red – my sentiments exactly…

Holder I have two words for you and one of them is a pronoun…you are a total scum bag destroyer of our nation. go back home to “your people” you racist fool.

highninside on April 4, 2011 at 4:36 PM

“Sadly, this case has been marked by needless controversy since the beginning, but despite all the arguments and debate that it has engendered, the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,”

(Insert language so foul that Joe Pesci would blush here)

I have one word for this (again insert pejorative here that would make Bill Mahar blush) if he doesn’t like it:

QUIT.

And take your boss with you.

turfmann on April 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Doughboy on April 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Excellent analysis.

Kataklysmic on April 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

How’s that case against Arizona shaping up a%sclown…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

Easy, same thig they always run on, Republicans will KILL you!

winston on April 4, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Comrade Zero adds one more achievement to his impressive list of FAIL.

Cicero43 on April 4, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Doughboy on April 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Right on target.

They have no idea how angry we are.

And we are just the vanguard.

Wait until the effects of the progressive coup d’tait trickle down to the sycophants who were waiting for their skittles and rainbows that are not coming.

turfmann on April 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

That he’s awesome.

SWLiP on April 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

What the hell did he have to run on in 2007/08?

The 2012 campaign should be an exercise in kicking the Left’s a$$. Republicans should shout it loud and often this is what happens when an untested, inexperienced radical ideologue becomes the Chief Executive.

catmman on April 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Has Holder ever tried a case…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

“What exactly does The One have to run on next year?”

This…

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM

Holder is such an immature dumb-ass. Congress makes laws and his job is to enforce them. Now, he needs to stop his incessant pouting and whining and try to earn his keep.

rplat on April 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

Ogabe:”I would have done something if it wasn’t for Bush and then that extreme right wing House…”

Minions:

Caper29 on April 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM

The other day a lefty started praising Barry to a group that I was part of… I called Barry a worthless pos who was ruining our country as fast as he could at every turn, and who has shown Zero leadership ability in any thing other than leading US into perminent ruin…
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‘Well, at least he’s not a boob like Bush was and it’s all Bushes fault and he’s an intellectual’ (which I said meant nothing good or bad… so what?)… ‘Well Obama’s a constitutional scholar that’s what’…
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Last shot fired was mine… “This new war… Barry’s war… Is unconstitional that’s what!”
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My guess is that they don’t want to tread on that one… I’ll be using it often…
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“Gitmo’s still open” has made a few lefties cringe I’m sure… This new Gitmo info will no doubt sting a bit too… Well done Barry.
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RalphyBoy on April 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Shouldn’t we expect to see the unemployment rate rise sharply as more people get back to looking for work? If so, then how likely is it that we see anything approaching 8.0% by the general campaign?

BKeyser on April 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Content warning..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5NpmhJInKU&feature=player_embedded

Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive.

Texas Gal on April 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

(cough)
Marc Rich!
(cough)

Ward Cleaver on April 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Has Holder ever tried a case…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Racist!

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Has Holder ever tried a case…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

I know he was in the Public Integrity division of the DOJ right when it started, then he was a US Attorney for I think all of Clinton’s time in office, and after that he was a partner at Covington & Burling. Fair to say he’s tried at least a few hundred cases.

Not that that’s saying much. I probably tried more cases by the end of my third year in law school than most partners at the big firms have because I worked in a state prosecutor’s office. It’s just the nature of the system, that unfortunately the lawyers that actually do the most trial work and thus become the best trial lawyers don’t tend to be the best and the brightest.

Proud Rino on April 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM

I know a long list of people that would trade places with him but they were killed on 9-11.

Do your G-D Job holder. PROSECUTE and EXECUTE.

RealMc on April 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

.
Holder: “I insist we are not George Bush!”
.
Ø: “Yeah, what he said! And, we still refuse to prosecute the NBPP.”

ExpressoBold on April 4, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Hey Eric, I bet those Chinese Attorney Generals have a much easier time getting things done.

tommyboy on April 4, 2011 at 5:17 PM

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

I know, right?

Expect more puff-pieces on what an “Eloquent Speaker” he is…..and ton’s of “Republicans want you Dead” spots, but….what else is there?

Maybe he should get another dog…..that should give the MSM something positive to talk about for a year-and-a-half.

Other than that………?

Tim_CA on April 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Ward Cleaver on April 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Yes, the idiot Eric Holder’s major accomplishment was getting fugitive billionaire Marc Rich’s pardon through the Clinton White House. He’s a real ‘man of the people’.

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2011 at 5:25 PM

“Those unwise and unwarranted restrictions undermine our counterterrorism efforts and could undermine our national security,” Holder said of the ban imposed by Congress.

Poor Eric. Maybe he can go back to his office and work on some PARDONS.

Hey! Make hire some Black Panthers to run polling stations in the next election. Call them “Holders Hero’s”. Catchy!

GarandFan on April 4, 2011 at 5:26 PM

This may be the first time that Congress got the Obama DOJ to admit that Congress’ “Kung Fu” rules.

J_Crater on April 4, 2011 at 5:29 PM

the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.

Well then, perhaps making a show of trying him in civilian courts was a bad idea. Talk to you boss about it rather than trying to point the blame at evryone else.

Now that you’re got that back where it belongs I’m sure there’s room in the civilian courts for voter intimidation cases. Get on that.

Scrappy on April 4, 2011 at 5:31 PM

More ‘flip flops’ than John F. Kerry :)
.

philly_PA on April 4, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Code Pink: George Bush 2.0!

Kenosha Kid on April 4, 2011 at 5:44 PM

WTF?
Is he not contradicting himself when he says he still fully believes that they should have been tried in federal courts, but because they will Not be tried in federal courts, this will undermine our security…..and then goes on to say how many “terrorists” we have tried in courts and are, to this day, locked up securely..???

What exactly is it that will be undermining our security if they are to go through Military tribunals? Which terrorist is it, exactly, that differentiates the two?
As far as I can tell, the people who died on 09/11 weren’t the US Military….

and please, who writes for Obama and this guy? Please STOP using the statement, “Let Me Be Clear…” before you go on with a thought.
Just be clear and say what you have to say!

For flip’s sake!

bridgetown on April 4, 2011 at 5:47 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

he did allow them SEALs to wax those couple o’ pirates out in the Med that one time.

headshots.

ted c on April 4, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Video: Holder grumpy about having to try KSM in military tribunal

FIFY

pain train on April 4, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Did you guys see this after Holder had his tantrum??
http://www.breitbart.tv/father-of-911-heros-powerful-reaction-to-ag-holders-announcement-on-military-tribunals/
No surprise that Todd Beamer’s father is a total bad*ss.

SoxNation on April 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Has Holder ever tried a case…?

Seven Percent Solution on April 4, 2011 at 4:47 PM

He “assisted” in the prosecution of Democrat Congress Critter John Jeanrette for bribery.

Del Dolemonte on April 4, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Enquiring minds want to know, which is it? Tribunal or Commission? AFAIK, they are not the same thing and hence shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

Tribunal is a court proscribed by UCMJ
From Wiki (yeah I know):
A military tribunal is a kind of military court designed to try members of enemy forces during wartime, operating outside the scope of conventional criminal and civil proceedings. The judges are military officers and fulfill the role of jurors. Military tribunals are distinct from courts-martial.

A military tribunal is an inquisitorial system based on charges brought by military authorities, prosecuted by a military authority, judged by military officers, and sentenced by military officers against a member of an adversarial force.

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/law/mil-commiss-law.pdf
The Commission is where CinC determines the makeup, rules & even expected outcomes. So with Obambi calling the shots, don’t be surprised at whatever the outcome, it will be as Obambi wants it. To whit, he wanted a public trial in a civil court. With the Commission, he can have the civilian rules of discoverability and whatever else he wants for the circus.

Exit question: Why is Holder even announcing this when the DOJ has no jurisdiction whatsoever with military trials of any sort

AH_C on April 4, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Since the topic is Holder:

Stung by a gun-running sting

Under Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged U.S. gun dealers to sell to certain people suspected of working for Mexican drug cartels, according to accounts first reported by CBS News.

President Obama acknowledged that Fast and Furious was maybe “a serious mistake” but one that he didn’t authorize. Ditto from Attorney General Eric Holder.

So, the buck stops where?

New York Times not following ‘Project Gunwalker’ because it’s not their ‘scoop’

Finally, keep in mind the gun grabbers are hard at work:

Schumer Bill Includes Steps Toward Federal Gun Registration . . . And More

Galt2009 on April 4, 2011 at 6:19 PM

what is it about the left that they get so petulant if they don’t get their way?

if the clown AG is pissed that he has been dissed, then resign. If it is that important to have an “independent” AG, then resign.

Please…just resign

r keller on April 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM

and let’s just hope we at least get the Senate back in 12.

maybe at least we can balance these buffoons, clowns, crooks etc.

r keller on April 4, 2011 at 6:33 PM

“…the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators should never have been about settling ideological arguments or scoring political points,” Holder said.”

So Obama’s attack dog and political hand tool Eric Holder says opposition to his attempt to exploit terror trials to settle ideological arguments and score political points is itself an effort to exploit terror trials to settle ideological arguments and score political points. Right.

Remember: These terrorists murderers not onlhy confessed, they were prepared to plead guilty. Obama and Holder halted the military tribunals before those guilty pleas could be accepted and sentencing could be imposed. Unless those guilty pleas are re-submitted, there will be trials in the military tribunals. These terrorists would ALREADY BE SERVING THEIR SENTENCES if Obama and Holder hadn’t tried to exploit the trials to serve their own political agendas.

Holder and Obama are the ones who originally attempted to exploit the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for political gain, without regard to the risks to national security and the security of the people of New York. But opposing them is nasty immoral politicking and putting national security at risk???? The magnitude of the hypocrisy is simply mind-boggling; only a completely shameless liar like Eric Holder could make such statements without gagging on his words.

“Besides, the sooner they start proceedings at Gitmo, the greater the (admittedly slim) chance that they’ll get a conviction — and a national security bounce in the polls — before election day 2012.

A thought that occurred to me while watching Holder shatter one of Obama’s core campaign promises to his base: What exactly does The One have to run on next year?”

Obama and Holder aren’t worried so much about 2012 with this move, they want it out of their hair before the tenth anniversary of 9-11-01 rolls around in September. They want to jettison this albatross before the reality of not even getting terrorists who confessed to their roles into the courtroom ten years after is focused in the public mind this fall.

novaculus on April 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

Well let’s think about this…how did he win last time? By making non productive or less productive people envy and hate those who work hard, take car of themselves and who produce! What has changed? They are still at it and the promise of redistributing the wealth is still their main selling tool.

CCRWM on April 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM

He should get a civil trial.

Also indefinite detention should be ended. If they lack evidence or can’t get a trial, then let them go.

Spathi on April 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

He should get a civil trial.

Spathi on April 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Why?

Del Dolemonte on April 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM

He should get a civil trial.

Also indefinite detention should be ended. If they lack evidence or can’t get a trial, then let them go.

Spathi on April 4, 2011 at 7:06 PM

His military tribunal will be quite civil in nature, I can assure you.

By the way, how is your Jihad working out for you?

At least we won`t cut his head off like some other people I have heard of . . . .

Sherman1864 on April 4, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Holder reminds me of that Muppet show character…Beaker.
Of course, the PBS News Hour said that Congress made them do it. No mention that a vast majority of Americans think exactly the same way. Course not, because that would be admitting that the lefties are waaay out in left field on this one.

gordo on April 4, 2011 at 7:45 PM

meh.

Holder always looks grumpy.

dissent555 on April 4, 2011 at 8:24 PM

What exactly does The One have to run on next year?

Yes We Can!

misterpeasea on April 4, 2011 at 9:01 PM

meh.

Holder always looks grumpy.

dissent555 on April 4, 2011 at 8:24 PM

I think he always looks stunned, like an old senile guy that says “who am I and how did I get here”?

slickwillie2001 on April 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM

By shooting his stupid mouth off Holder has given KSM and the other terrorist jihadis a perfect reason to appeal.

A$$hat extraordinaire, esq.

profitsbeard on April 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Holder?

Just a clown.

If Holder had an ounce of character, he have resigned months and months ago.

But it is still all about color.

Never a thought to character.

And this is the chief law enforcement officer of the land?

coldwarrior on April 4, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Del Dolemonte on April 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM

The left doesn’t need to give reasons–statements, preferably of the sweeping nature, are all that is necessary.

profitsbeard on April 4, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I don’t believe there is a method for appeal, given it has been removed from the civilian system. Unless the President has the power to review (which I think is the case, but I’m not sure), whatever the military court rules is final.

And, Mr. Holder, there is no such thing as a co-conspirator. The word is conspirator.

DrMagnolias on April 5, 2011 at 3:26 AM