Obama â€“ The ACLUâ€™s Windfall!
By: Michael John McCrae
One of the most incredible talking points of leftists and their RINO sympathizers since the beginning of the war against terrorism has been American cruelty against the poor terrorists housed in the Caribbean Paradise known as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
From the time of the first terrorist incarceration, American soldiers have been likened to â€œNazisâ€ and the â€œKhmer Rougeâ€ in their â€œtorturousâ€ treatment of radical Islamists and other prisoners of war taken from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Just ask Dick Durban (D-Il) and he will tell you about our inconsiderate military. Or you might ask Jack Murtha and his parrots on the left about the â€œmurderersâ€ found in the ranks of the American Military.
The ACLU hasnâ€™t found enough ambulances to chase that they have spent the greater part of 8 years attempting to destroy the military legal system. The ACLU and the liberal judges that listen to their cases have painted a picture that looks like a giant â€œkangarooâ€ posted over the seal of the Judge Advocate General Corps. According to the ACLU the military justice system is fully inadequate to the task of giving fair trials to foreign terrorists. The ACLU is the only hope for America to regain its reputation as a just nation.
President Elect Obama and his messianic legal team are already â€œquietlyâ€ acting to undermine the judicial actions of the military.
The article posted today (Monday, November 10, 2008) on FOXNEWS.com is entitled: â€œObama Planning U.S. Trials for Guantanamo Detaineesâ€, with the sub-title: â€œThe president-elect’s advisers quietly craft a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trialsâ€ (Associated Press).
The key phrase â€œcriminal trialsâ€ allows terrorists and their allies to lean on the full weight of Americaâ€™s judicial system. The ACLU will take full advantage of every legal loophole to get these cases thrown out based on any possible technicality. If you are familiar with the â€œtechnicalityâ€ with which domestic terrorist and murderer William Ayers was permitted to walk away from his crimes then you can see the danger of permitting foreign terrorists access to United Statesâ€™ laws that have become greatly skewed to giving more rights to criminals than to their victims.
The article continued: â€œâ€¦a plan that would make good on his [Obamaâ€™s] promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.â€
What the heck does that mean?
Now the article tried to address this â€œnewâ€ justice system but did not come very close to reading the mind of our new, liberal, president-elect. It could mean anything, but what it may mean eventually is a â€œnewâ€ bureaucracy smothered in so much liberal lawyer-speak as to make it unrecognizable in any comparison to actual constitutional law. The article says plainly: â€œBut he [Obama] has offered few details on what he planned to do once the facility is closed.â€
So again is this putting carts before horses? Will he close the prison and then decide what to do with all these terrorists once planted in American jails? The inmates in the Guantanamo facility get their religious meals and their prayer rugs and their prayer times. Will the American prisons that end up housing these very dangerous radicals be forced to cater to these terrorists in all their wants? Will these Islamists be permitted to blend with the already dangerous populations of radical domestic terrorists that agree with the ideals of these killers?
Oh! I see! Now that these killers are on American soil, having free access to laws that were made by Americans for Americans, they are now suddenly presumed innocent from their battlefield actions. They even get to call home to Osama and maybe reap an occasional conjugal visit!
From the article: â€œUnder plans being put together in Obama’s camp, some detainees would be released and many others would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts.â€
Then the article begins a short discussion on a â€œthird groupâ€ of detainees whose cases are extremely involved with classified information. This is the group that the â€œnewâ€ system of justice would deal with because it would involve both civilian and military legal review. The article does not address however the implications of allowing civilian lawyers to review classified military intelligence. The major problem with that is the secrecy required to keep military intelligence operations from being compromised with Americaâ€™s enemies.
Obamaâ€™s â€œquietâ€ group is apparently not as quiet as this report was generated from within the democrat circle. Quote: â€œâ€¦according to advisers and Democrats involved in the talks. Advisers participating directly in the planning spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans are not final.â€
I love the phrase â€œspoke on condition of anonymityâ€. This information on the closing of the Gitmo prison and the â€œreleaseâ€ and expedited trials of radicals can only bring aid and comfort to Americaâ€™s Islamic enemies. If the enemies of America are assured a trial by a jury of their peers in American courts, I canâ€™t imagine what those juries will look like. Will the jurors have to swear on a Koran, I mean, being a peer and all. What about the American right of redress through appeal? How many American criminals have been on death row for 10-20 years appealing their sentences? Will terrorists gain these rights as well?
There is much more than can be said but read the article. I see a windfall for the ACLU and plenty of fodder for the left against the evil Bush Administration that dared to incarcerate enemy combatants caught killing Americansâ€¦allegedly.