Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eric Holder – The Joker Redux – Judicial Gamesmanship At Country’s Expense

I recently ran across a blog whose author seems to have a good grasp of recent political goings on, and a refreshing, no-nonsense approach to his assessments of the same. Skip MacLure has given permission for his posts to be included at Audacity of Logic, and I encourage you to visit his BlogSpot.

November 19, 2009 by Skip MacLure

Fooled ya again…seems to be the mantra of the Eric Holder Justice Department. Holder tried more ACLU bait and switch on the Senate Judiciary Committee today in his testimony, telling the Senators that “we need not cower in the face of the enemy”. If our experience with the Obama administration and his Attorney General is any example, then we had better worry plenty.

Holder held forth with a whole bunch of juris-psycho-babble, which came to a dead end with Ariz. Senator Jon Kyle’s (R) blunt question. “How could you be more likely to get a conviction in federal court when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has already asked to plead guilty before a military commission and be executed?” Holders answer to this was weak at best.

Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama, commented that time has dulled the administration’s memory that we are at war. Indeed, Senator Sessions. If they ever considered it to be a war to start with. That’s perhaps where the breakdown on this whole issue is.

The Liberal Democrats in this country have never been in this thing from the beginning…it’s at best a terrible inconvenience from their real business, which is to transform this country into a shadow of it’s greatness. Trapping it’s people forever in a maze of government bureaucracy, overwhelming taxation and perpetual subservience to some nouveau-European socio-marxist state.

The DeMarxists see this as an opportunity to once and for all put their biggest enemy, George Bush and his CIA, on trial as their ever-rabid base still insists they do. Only in this way can the hard left expiate their guilt at failing to completely destroy him while in office. Exposing our intelligence operations in a totally Soviet style show trial can be the only result of bringing these people into our federal court system.

Once again, THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO STANDING IN OUR COURTS. They HAVE no Constitutional protections under our system of jurisprudence. They are not US citizens. They are not enemy combatants, fighting for a country under the flag in the regular armed forces of that country, and therefore given the protections of the Geneva Convention. They are irregulars, fighting under no national flag. At no time in the past have we ever given armed enemies of this country any standing in US criminal courts. There is a system for dealing with them, it is in the military justice system and not in our civil courts. Eric Holder and Barack Obama know exactly what they are doing and WHY they are doing it.

The implications are startling and just plain ugly. This is coming to a head and it may get much uglier yet.

The American people are going to demand an account and that demand will be coming soon.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009

Addendum: During the same session when Holder was before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) asked Holder if he could name any case in U.S. history where an enemy combatant, caught on a battlefield, was tried in civilian court. A full five seconds went by before Holder started mumbling an answer saying he'd have to look into that, when Graham interrupted him and said, "We're making history here Mr. Attorney General. I'll answer it for you. The answer is no."

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