Saturday, November 14, 2009

'Just Wrong and Unconscionable': Some Fear Bush Administration Could Become Target in 9/11 Trial

The quote in the headline above's from former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge. He notes, regarding the Obama administration's decision to hold civil trials for 9/11 terrorists, "If we discover later that it's really just a facade to delve into a fishing expedition, I would find that just unacceptable, outrageous and a further distortion of the system. ... "If it's subterfuge for the fishing expedition, that's just wrong and unconscionable."

And at the video, former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey, from Fox, "
Bush Attorney General: 9/11 Trial Offers Jihadists Platform":


JSF said...


Just remeber, if the Left want to go down the same path as Pompey did against caeser --- we can cross the Potomac with our second Amendment friends.

If only the Democratic Party of today stopped acting like INGSOC.....

smitty1e said...

The idea of putting the entire Bush administration on trial by proxy is perfectly in keeping with BHO's style.

Tom the Redhunter said...

I hadn't seem Tom Ridge's comments but I think he has a point.

Ridge is wise to worry that the whole thing could turn into a fishing expedition. As I wrote on Saturday my own blog about KSM and his cohorts, "They're obviously guilty, and when you're obviously guilty you do one of or both of two things; tie up the court in legalisms, and/or put the government on trial. They will put the Bush Administration on trial for renditions, waterboarding, the whole thing."

I don't think the primary objective of President Obama and AG Holder is to put the Bush Administration on trial, but I do think that they're hoping it happens. I think that they will be pleased if or when revelation of alleged "torture," "mistreatment," call-it-what-you-like come out. I don't think they'd even mind too much if national security secrets were revealed such as Patriot Act-wiretaps.