FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jim Duensing for President
Obama the socialist sees nothing wrong with secret Stalin show trials.
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jim Duensing Calls on the Obama
Administration to Defeat the Republicans in Congress by releasing KSM from
Gitmo so he can be tried by a Fully Informed Jury.
Yesterday, the Obama Administration reversed itself on the issue of bringing the terrorists to justice.
During the campaign, Obama talked about closing Gitmo and ending the practice of torture. His base and the rank and file members of his party were excited about ending the torture of the Bush / Cheney years. But as
soon as he was elected to office, he covered up the destruction of torture tapes from the cia.
Now, Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General is blaming Congressional Republicans for – Holder’s decision – to try certain alleged terrorists in a military tribunal where the American people will be unable to witness
the events or the evidence.
In December of 2009, Holder publicly expressed his intention to try KSM
and other alleged terrorists in New York. That indictment, which has now been withdrawn, has also now been unsealed. It charges KSM with being the “plot’s operational leader”, but does not allege any actions by KSM on the
actual date of the attacks. The indictment leaves it unclear what exactly KSM is alleged to have done on the day of the attack.
A public trial could have cleared that up. We won’t have that now. Thanks to a cowardly Attorney General who once called the entire nation cowards. Guess it takes one to know one.
Holder’s excuse: Congressional Republicans have removed allocations of money in the federal budget to pay to transport prisoners from the torture facility at Guantanamo Bay Cuba to America for trial.
In this way, the Congressional Republicans are showing themselves to be weak on terror. Budgets are about priorities. How many more things should be more important to the United States Congress than preventing another 9/11?
Eric Holder said this in his press conference to announce that he had decided to remove the case from a real court:
“Unfortunately, since I made that decision, Members of Congress have
intervened and imposed restrictions blocking the administration from
bringing any Guantanamo detainees to trial in the United States,
regardless of the venue. As the President has said, those unwise and
unwarranted restrictions undermine our counterterrorism efforts and could
harm our national security. Decisions about who, where and how to
prosecute have always been – and must remain – the responsibility of the
executive branch. Members of Congress simply do not have access to the
evidence and other information necessary to make prosecution judgments.
Yet they have taken one of the nation’s most tested counterterrorism tools
off the table and tied our hands in a way that could have serious
ramifications. We will continue to seek to repeal those restrictions.”
If Eric Holder is sincere in his position that the trials should be held in New York, than he should not be so much of a coward in the face of
Republican opposition. He should call on his President to release KSM from Gitmo so that there would be money in the budget to transport him to trial.
KSM and any other alleged terrorists, must be brought to trial according to our Constitution – or the terrorists will have won. Our Constitution
does not just apply in simple easy times. All persons charged with any crime in America have an absolute right to a full, fair, public, and
speedy trial in front of a fully informed jury. This is as bedrock a principle of American justice as there is.
Ask John Hancock, William Penn, or William Mead.
It is simply not an issue that merits any serious discussion. Secret Military Tribunals are for Stalinist Russia not Modern America. And, they
are part and parcel of what is wrong with Socialism.
Since Eric Holder lacks the courage to stand up to the Republican House’s political maneuvering, he has shown he lacks the character required to be Attorney General. He should resign or be replaced by a more courageous Attorney General with the courage of his convictions and a healthy respect
for the traditional American rights protected by our Constitution and secured by generations of American Fighting Men.
The Obama Administration should use this as an opportunity to keep one of its campaign promises. It should close the torture facility at Gitmo, not start holding secret trials there.