The other night on Fox "News," resident neo-con, Bill Kristol, said the Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, shouldn't have a trial -- at all -- and that the military "should just go ahead and convict him and put him to death."
If Glenn Beck really want to expose the true face of Fascism, he need look no further than William "Bloody" Kristol.
From Think Progress:
Law enforcement officials announced yesterday that Maj. Nidal M. Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the brutal attacks at Fort Hood Army base. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that “the number one issue, I think right now, is that Major Hasan be brought to justice.”Keep in mind Kristol will be one the loudest voices, along with Charles Krauthammer & Rudy Guiliani, to scream, rave and rant about the 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed & the other co-conspirators, being brought to trail in a federal court.
Last night on Fox News, Bill Kristol called Napolitano’s comment “stupid” and stated outright that there should be no trial:
Apparently, Kristol is not a huge believer in the Constitution, the Sixth Amendment of which states that “[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”read more...
Then they will have cable news stenographers, like Wolf Blitzer roll out the right wing's talking points. while Fox resident Klan members -- Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly & Glenn Beck -- stoke the anti-Muslim sentiment (along with the king of hate, Rush Limbaugh and his queen, Ann Coulter).
These fuckers have no faith in the judicial system. All they want is blood.
As the Rude Pundit points out, Conservatives Are Scared of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed; Liberals Are Not:
Since the announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement, the reaction over in the nutzoid ghetto of Right Blogsylvania has been predictable. Michelle Malkin madly barked, "If this White House thought Tea Party activists were an 'angry mob,' wait until they see the backlash from 9/11 family members and their supporters nationwide." She quotes a message from one of those family members: "[W]e will fight with every remaining breath in our bodies both their bringing KSM and the rest of the 9/11 conspirators to federal courtrooms within walking distance of where they slaughtered our loved ones." Does that mean a Brooklyn courtroom would be better? What proximity would satisfy them?Of course, the Conservative media attacks of detainee trials is undermined by support from ret. military brass, conservative scholars, and statesmen.
The microphones of right wing radio hosts are cringing at the thought of the spit soaking they're about to get. Rush Limbaugh has put on his skinny underwear to irritate his balls and ass crack so he gets extra cranky. Sean Hannity has taken an injection of wolverine semen right into his chin because he thinks it'll make him more savage. Michael Savage...well, fuck, he'll just do his usual thing and bite the heads off screaming bunnies on air. It keeps the rabbit population down in California.
Why does the notion of putting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial drive them past the edge of insanity and "get the rhino tranq" frothing? Mohammed will more than likely get their beloved death penalty. Erickson seems to think Mohammed might pass classified information on to terrorists. But one of his readers inadvertently hits the nail on the head. In a comment, jdub19 writes, "I see this as another way to bash the Bush years. No OBL and after all the years in custody, KSM will be brought to justice. They have to keep reminding the public of GWB failures."
Also, actual constitutional law scholars have much more faith in our judicial system and believes that as a "Nation of Laws" we must show the world that we are better than the terrorists who plotted 9/11, but more importantly, better than the ones who continue to use the event to terrorize the nation again & again (like Guiliani, Kristol, Hannity & Fox).
From last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, a substituting Lawrence O'Donnell is joined by constitutional law scholar and professor at George Washington University Law School's, Jonathan Turley, to discuss prosecuting the 9/11 plotters in New York City:
There's a Reason Republicans Are Pissing Their Pants (by DKos' thereisnospoon):
As we know, Republicans are collectively sucking their thumbs in fetal position over the fact that alleged terrorists will be tried in an American court of law on American soil. Their claim is that to follow the American Constitution by putting terrorists who have attacked Americans before American judges and American juries, will somehow endanger the American people.
That the Republicans are Un-American in their desire to circumvent our own Bill of Rights is self-evident. That they are Un-American in their cowardice when faced with two-bit extremist thugs is obvious. That they lack any sense of decency in their attempts to terrify an unassuming American public is clear, but has been a mainstay of their party going back over half a century. But none of this explains why the Republicans have chosen to simper so pathetically over the prospect of a few terrorists going on trial.The reason is simple: they're afraid that their own policies of torture and indefinite detention will get the terrorists acquitted.