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Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST by Sub-Driver

November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM ET

Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC ByDevlin Barrett

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the slow pace of the military commission trial of the accused 9/11 plotters shows he was right four years ago to try to put those suspects on trial in New York City.

The trial of those defendants, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is still enmeshed in pre-trial hearings, and the trial itself is not expected to begin for at least another year.

It was four years ago that Mr. Holder announced Mr. Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators being held at a U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba would be put on trial in federal court in lower Manhattan. That decision came under attack first by Republicans in Congress and later political leaders in New York. Eventually the Obama administration retreated and agreed to put them on trial in the military system at Guantanamo.

Asked about the reversal of his decision at an unrelated press conference Monday, Mr. Holder was adamant he had made the right call.

Politics, he said, got in the way of the right legal decision and the right national security decision.

If the men had been sent to New York for trial, Mr. Holder said, “the defendants would be on death row as we speak.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; bigot; contempt; criminal; doj; ericholder; holder; perjury; racist; threatmatrix
Roosevelt prosecuted German spies in a military tribunal for 3 weeks and 2 days later they were hanged......

WTF?

1 posted on 11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
If the men had been sent to New York for trial, Mr. Holder said, “the defendants would be on death row as we speak.”

President Obama isn't going to execute an Islamic terrorist on American soil. The Ft. Hood shooter is still breathing, ain't he?

2 posted on 11/04/2013 11:24:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

You can always tell a True Believer because they are NEVER EVER wrong.

/s


3 posted on 11/04/2013 11:25:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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4 posted on 11/04/2013 11:25:49 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
Holder is an Idiot. A first Semester Law Student could get a Change of Venue. New York would be the most wrong of wrong places for a trial.
5 posted on 11/04/2013 11:27:51 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Agreed...those commies in NYC would probably give the perps the key to the city. They should change NYC’s name to Rosenberg, NY!


6 posted on 11/04/2013 11:29:32 AM PST by gr8eman (Bandying nice with wannabe commies is over! You're either for freedom or you're not!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t care if they’re on death row or in Gitmo. Or in Hell, for that matter.

Holder hasn’t been right about anything.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 11:30:28 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Sub-Driver
H0lder : "I was right!"

On gun running to Mexican Cartels - F&F

Burning down the children at Waco

Killing off right wing retards at Ruby Ridge

Sending Elian Gonzales back to a Workers' Paradise.

Letting Black Muzzies intimidate potential Tea-Bagger voters.

Finding that Bammy is a Constutional compliant Dicktater.

etc.

8 posted on 11/04/2013 11:36:26 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: bigbob; blueyon; LucyT; pax_et_bonum; autumnraine; maggief; Silentgypsy; thouworm; ...
My only interest in holder is where they are going to try HIM...and the sooner the better.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 11:40:02 AM PST by MestaMachine (Towanda! Charge!!! A Fuwappiduh is called for in 5, 4, 3 ,2.....Dang, that was awesome, Dudes......)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, Holder’s fast allrighty. Why I hardly blinked before he had Fast and Furious investigated and the dirtbags responsible prosecuted. I’ve been gone a couple days-—that happened didn’t it?


10 posted on 11/04/2013 11:40:43 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Sub-Driver
Eric Holder is an idiot for making such public statements. Does he want to get the case tossed out because of the Justice Department's "bias" in this case (assuring that they would already be sentenced and their punishment a known quantity before trial)?

As I understand it, Manson's attorneys may have tried to make that sort of case.


11 posted on 11/04/2013 11:43:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC

Holder hasn’t been “right” since the the doctor slapped him on the @ss the day he was born, as a matter of fact the Doc probably dropped him on his head.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 11:50:06 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUEH.

I don’t care how long the military takes to do this so long as those animals are not allowed on American soil.

They are not criminals.

They are war and enemy combatants. They should be rightly prosecuted under USMCJ and summarily shot.

They won’t be and they will be imprisoned for life...maybe...


13 posted on 11/04/2013 11:56:15 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Sub-Driver
If the men had been sent to New York for trial, Mr. Holder said, “the defendants would be on death row as we speak.”

Mr. Holder, what would these men have been guilty of per our laws? Can we convict someone of "being a soldier of our enemy captured on the battlefield"? Because that would have ended up being the argument that a jury would have had to decide on. That's how I would have defended the guy. Did we arrest every surviving German and Japanese soldier that put on a uniform during WWII? What law do we have that we can enforce that gives us the power to prosecute a soldier captured on a battlefield during a declared war?

Now, throw in the "torture" and what he "confessed" to under duress? HE WOULD HAVE WALKED. The reason it is taking so long is that we are now trying to apply federal laws (meant for American citizens) to a military tribunal at Gitmo. He was read miranda rights and the defense is moving to have everything he said to be stricken from the record (torture).

Holder, you and Obama screwed this up from the start. Just like everything else you have touched in this country.

14 posted on 11/04/2013 11:57:53 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

sure would celebrate if a run away crane fell on top of this schmuck, Holder.
Sandhill crane that is.


15 posted on 11/04/2013 12:16:12 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Tenacious 1

They can only be tried for being war criminals...and the Geneva Conventions specify those trials are to be done by the military - to protect simple soldiers from the wrath of civilians who confuse being a soldier for a foreign power with murder. Also, what does Holder think will happen in discovery in regards methods to locate them and determine what they did? The SCOTUS determined long ago that once they set foot on US soil they get the full benefits of constitutional rights...so good luck with a system created to deal with neighborhood thugs.


16 posted on 11/04/2013 12:19:22 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only reason this traitor wants them tried in a civilian trial is so they have a better shot at freedom.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 12:21:51 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does Holder know that the military, as is Justice, is under the thumb of Obama? He is blaming his own boss.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 1:22:55 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Holder is just pissed off they haven’t been found innocent and released into our neighborhoods yet.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 1:54:16 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: a fool in paradise
President Obama isn't going to execute an Islamic terrorist on American soil. The Ft. Hood shooter is still breathing, ain't he?

And compare this with Slick Willy and Timothy McVeigh.

20 posted on 11/04/2013 2:20:50 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
New York doesn't have the death penalty you stooopid POS you...
21 posted on 11/04/2013 3:41:28 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver
So I guess that let's Holder off the hook for lying to Congress about the fraudulent warrant for being able to spy on Fox News leading up the 2012 election?

By the way, WHERE'S THE EVIDENCE THE AP WAS EVER SPIED ON BY THE DOJ? THERE ISN'T ANY, but it sure tricked people into thinking the WH wasn't JUST targeting conservatives like the IRS was. Oh wait, and the NSA killing Romney's 'ORCA' too!

22 posted on 11/04/2013 5:43:04 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up, erich holer.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 6:56:30 PM PST by madison10
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.

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24 posted on 11/04/2013 8:54:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Has Holder ever been right on any major decision?


25 posted on 11/05/2013 3:07:48 AM PST by DemforBush (Leave the gun, take the catnip toy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The holder and little barry would just as soon release any and all terror suspects, but calculate that it may be just a little over the top.

For now.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 7:07:17 AM PST by onedoug
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