It’s generally wrong to post a private email without the author’s consent, but there’s no reason to apply that principle to spam. Below is the full textÂ (minus a link and a request to call Congress)Â of a message Â I just received from Erik Erickson of RedState.
Today Barack Obama is going to announce that the terrorist mastermind of September 11th, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be sent to New York City for a criminal trial in a civilian court.
In that trial, the terrorist will get all the rights afforded an American citizen in a criminal trial, including the right to a fair trial, the right to a taxpayer funded attorney, the right to review all the evidence against him, potentially including classified intelligence matters, the right to exclude evidence against him including, potentially, any confession obtained through enhanced interrogation techniques, etc.
At best, this will be a show trial fit not for the American Republic, but a third world kleptocratic totalitarian regime. At worse, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will gain access to classified material he can then leak to other terrorists while New York yet again becomes a target for terrorists. We have already had occasions in this country where terrorists’ sympathetic lawyers have conveyed information, orders, and plans to other terrorists.
I am shocked – shocked! – to find that, right here in the United States of America, the Constitution of the United States of America is being respected. Surely no such thing could have happened were George W. Bush still in the White House.
A trial in an American courtroom under American legal principles is, indeed, identical to a show trial appropriate to a third world kleptocratic totalitarian regime. I suppose we couldn’t have expected anything better after the election of Barack Hussein Obama. Â And now that our krypto-Muslim President is imposing on us such principles of sharia as a speedy and public trial, we can only guess what further horrors lie in wait. Â Freedom of speech? Â Freedom of the press? Â Freedom of religion? Â Habeas corpus? Â Respect for reason and science?
Truly, the Republic teeters on the brink, and Western civilization is at risk.