Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ex-Gov. Sarah Palin Criticizes NY Terror Trials Despite NY Trail History

In a surprise to absolutely no one, the Republicans are foaming at the mouth about the Obama Administration's decision to try five terrorists in civilian courts New York City.

You'd think that the GOP bigwigs would have more faith in the American judicial system, but no. The Republicans love to play the terror card, insisting that terrorists have no place in the U.S. courts.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, of course, had blasted the administration. So has ex-Gov. Sarah Palin.

Too bad, then, that the U.S. has previously tried earlier terror suspects in—gasp!—federal court in New York City and elsewhere.

It's true. Not once, not twice, but 145 times. But, hey, truth is hard—and the GOP screamers don't do hard. They do hyperbole and hot air.

The details are here.


Yogi♪♪♪ said...

My conservative friends are certainly howling about the matter. I think all we are trying to do is go back to the this country being a country of laws rather than a kingdom.

I don't know how they are going to keep the torture that we inflicted on the terrorists out of the courts. I'm wondering if some of the guys from the Bush Administration who okayed such torture on these guys are getting a little nervous. In a country of laws they might have reason to worry.

I don't feel the least bit sorry for the terrorists. What I'm mad about is that the Bush administration gave the go ahead to our enemies to torture our soldiers when they were caught.

Tulsan said...

Yoo, Rumsfeld and Cheney and co. need to be in the NYC dock, too.

Tulsan said...

Interesting article analyzing Palin's "appeal"...

The Palin Effect: How Sarah Palin Made Herself Indispensable While Destroying the Republican Party

By Max Blumenthal

"If Palin is indeed a cancer on the GOP, why can't the Republican establishment retire her to a quiet life of moose hunting in the political wilderness? Why has her appeal only increased in the wake of her catastrophic political expeditions? Why won't she listen to, or abide by, conventional political wisdom?

"The answer lies beyond the realm of polls and punditry in the political psychology of the movement that animates and, to a great degree, controls, the Republican grassroots -- a uniquely evangelical subculture defined by the personal crises of its believers and their perceived persecution at the hands of cosmopolitan elites."