Eric Holder really is an idiot
Eric Holder was quite proud of himself yesterday. Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack on New York City. This according to Holder, was proof that his decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City was justified.
Now, there are some differences between the two that Holder apparently doesn’t consider important in the least bit.
Zazi went to high school in Queens, NY. He bought all hist stuff in Denver, drove it back to New York City, and was arrested. And, most importantly, Zazi is a citizen of the United States. Zazi never actually harmed a single person. Stupid, yes, dangerous, not proven.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was reportedly born in Kuwait to Pakistani parents. He is reputed to have been involved with, at the very least, the ’93 and ’01 WTC attacks. He’s responsible for the deaths of thousands.
Now, let me see if I can put this in such a way a liberal attorney can understand it.
- US Birth = civilian
- non-US Birth = foreign
- killing fellow citizens is murder
- foreigners attacking US citizens within the US, war.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
That, Eric Holder, is the #1 legal document in the US. It trumps all the others. It is the set of laws that all other laws have to respect. Some of the laws are fairly vague intentionally. The Preamble is not. It is quite clear. Let’s parse it, shall we?
- We the People of the United States….. That does not include Pakistan. Pakistan is a different country. Their Constitution would say something to the effect of “We the People of Pakistan….”. Now, this is kind of important. If Eric Holder were arrested in Pakistan, they won’t give him the rights of the US Constituion. Most people within the US feel that KSM doesn’t deserve those rights either.
- to ourselves and our Posterity….. That means ourselves, and future generations. “Ourselves” in this instance is referring to those who consider themselves subject to that document. In this case, that would be US citizens. What’s important about this part is the definition of “ourselves”. That doesn’t include those people who do not consider themselves subject to this document. Therefore, if they are not subject to it, then they are not protected by it.
Only an idiot would truly feel that an enemy combatent, captured on foreign soil, killing people to bring about the demsie of the US Constitution, deserves the rights afforded by that document. Only an idiot would believe the Miranda rights mean anything to a mercenary intent on killing women and children by the thousands.
Eric Holder is such an idiot.
I’m going to toss in another point that I think has not been expanded on enough. What Obama and Holder are doing is relegating prisoners of war to a situation where they were considered an asset in the past, to a menace at this time. If they’re given lawyers and subject to create a mess in NYC simply to put them in a trial no one wants, they serve no purpose being captured. Might as well just shoot them in the field and get it over with. It’s legal and leaves no lingering messes like civilian trials or anything.
I’m so sure that’s what Holder had in mind in the first place.
Eric Holder really is an idiot.