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The Obama administration has decided, with the wind of wisdom and intellectual honesty at it’s back, to prosecute various conspirators participating in the events of 9/11, in open federal court. In America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. I applaud this without reservation, but with some necessary modicum of concern.
The venue is correct. After eight years of bullshit, so is the system and it’s location.
Military tribunals are for pussies and those with something to hide.
Worse case scenario results in some, if not all of the handful being tried, receiving reduced sentences or significantly decreased punishment because of their treatment under the auspices of the Dick-in-Bush administration. Torture. I’m here to tell you it’s a legitimate concern. I understand it from every angle. So yeah, really, the only thing that might possibly mitigate the process in any way is the fact that we tortured the fuck out of them.
We did. Shut up. We did.
Wouldn’t that suck.
I do believe Eric Holder is a bright guy and has taken these egregious and flagrant circumstances into account. Despite the obvious malfeasance on the part of the Dick-in-Bush dynasty, he will get his pound of flesh. He has the facts m’am. It will be allright, they do know what they do.
For what it’s worth, we’re no longer dealing with boneheads. It really is different now.
I hesitate to judge, but I imagine they’ve got this figured the fuck out.
Outside the circle, there is every concern that collateral damage will obviously be brought to light and necessarily prosecuted along side. There is legitimate hand wringing over what open testimony will focus the antiseptic of sunlight upon. Beyond Khalid Sheikh Mohammed being waterboarded 183 times. A practice by the way, we tried and executed a number of Japanese for. A practice by the way, that allowed us to define various Japanese as war criminals for engaging in. We killed them for it and we did it to one man one hundred and eighty three times and by all accounts, we got all of our information from him before we engaged in it, and nothing but fucking nonsense thereafter.
By “we”, I mean Dick-in-Bush.
By “we”, I mean idiots. Fucking clueless fucktards.
What happens when everyone who hasn’t been paying attention discovers this glaring fact? What if there is more that we don’t know and I bet there is? Oh, snap. Fuck me. Fuck us.
This might be good.
I hate America, you see. I’ll bet you can tell by my t-shirt. Or maybe because I will tell you to your face that the the very least of my concerns is or are terrorists. I think toxic waste is a bigger threat for example or the lack of health care. Anyway.
It is here we discover the consummate fear of the right wing over this decision to present the facts against these men in in open court. Military tribunals are a notoriously secret affair. The record for terrorists by the way, is military tribunals or commissions = 3 (three) convictions. Class C federal courts = 350 (three hundred fifty) convictions.
Do the math. Orange whip anyone?
Does this look infected to you?
No one on the right or the left legitimately fears our ability to incarcerate these fucks. We are really good at putting people in jail and keeping them there. We do so with more of our people per capita than any other country on earth. These guys are douchebags compared to your average imprisoned gang member. Give me a break.
All of the right wing hacks, The Human Shitsmear included, fear that the policies of the Dick-in-Bush administration will be on trial as well. The irony is that these fucks are now promoting a complete lack of faith or trust in our Constitution and system of justice, ideals they spend every other waking moment, breathlessly pontificating on the liberal lack of respect towards, deliberate corruption thereof or willful disregard for. Now, abruptly, they revoke all faith in a system of beliefs which has served us for more than two hundred and thirty years; a construct of ideals for which they have never failed to accuse any and all who would seek to define them further, to be in blatant and shameful violation of. They now denounce blatantly, the idea that this very system can serve us at all in the most extreme, important and precious of contexts. These people are fucking fools.
I know, that’s convoluted but stay with me.
They fear the truth and justice of the American way of getting to the Goddamn bottom of things. They fear that we’ll all learn more truth than they intended. They hate that we will discover where they stepped over the line and made matters so much worse. That Americans will know what the rest of the world already does. That we prosecuted multiple wars for no real reason and that it was never in the average Americans best interest but only served to enrich already ridiculously wealthy Americans and that our liberties and rights were simultaneously eroded and allowed to atrophy by razing us with empty fear, empty nationalism and overt jingoism.
They did it all on purpose. The very same thing the Right wing whackjobs would and do accuse the the mild and sensible Left of is what they panic about us discovering they’ve been up to. Fuck these guys. Notice Cheney has shut the fuck up? Where’s his little dog Liz? They know we’re getting close.
My guess is the goal of our AG Mr. Holder and the Obama administration is to bring these dishonorable methods to light while they debunk their efficaciousness, highlight the inequity, and ultimately demonstrate that torture is a bullshit methodology and beyond unnecessary in convicting these bastards but potentially jeopardizing and tainting it all together nonetheless.
Pretty ballsy if you ask me but I like it. I like it a lot.
And guess what? The first pricks that decided to try and bring the towers down were dealt with in the same way. By our flawed system of justice that exists for all Americans. They’re all in American prisons for life. Duh. Remember? Back in the nineties?
May I have extra sauce?
It’s an opportunity for our imperfect but still shining system to glow a little and show the world that the standard we have for our own can still apply to any who would wrong and kill us on our own soil despite where they come from. It is my hope that the process will reveal a further glimpse into the complicity of our own and perhaps that is what they are most afraid of. Nevermind the context or the circumstances, our system is beyond adequate in this instance. It can, when challenged, mete out judicature in a manner that just might reveal as much flaw as it does direction for recompense and justice. Ultimate and severe as should be the case.
Extra cheese too?
Nothing to worry about. No matter. We will see justice served.
If for whatever reason, convictions are not attained, we will still be supplied fairness with an eye opening understanding of the last administration’s transgressions and the compromises we’ve all become victims of. Either way, justice will be served. I am prepared for either outcome. Are you?
I trust our system in this case. I imagine it just might be a ripe and timely test of it. I’m hoping it serves us well. I’m really looking forward to the process of jurisprudence presenting some very difficult questions. I’m counting on this being very interesting. If it fails to at least be interesting, I imagine it will have failed us in general.
As an American, it’s all I can ask and no less than I have right to expect.
I’m asking for pickles on the side.
Drinks for my friends.