Thursday, October 19, 2006

ANN COULTER: O.J. Trials For Terrorists

O.J. Trials For Terrorists

The Democrats claim they want to treat terrorism as a criminal law problem, but when we give them an American citizen convicted of aiding terrorists – as happened this week – a Democrat judge gives her a slap on the wrist. Or he was going to give her a wrist slap until someone told him that wrist slapping was banned under the Geneva Conventions, so he let the wrist off with a warning.

Last year, a
New York jury found Lynne Stewart guilty of helping her former client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, communicate with his Egyptian-based group of murderous terrorists, appropriately known as "the Islamic Group."

The blind sheik needed to instruct his followers to abandon a truce and resume murdering innocents, but he couldn't get the message through because, by sheer coincidence, he was in prison for conspiring to murder innocents here in America by plotting the first World Trade Center bombing. So Stewart and a "translator" met with her former client in prison and took his messages for transmission to his followers in Egypt.

With the full constitutional protections Democrats want for terrorists in Guantanamo, Stewart was convicted by a New York jury last year.

This week, Judge John Koeltl – appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1994 – spurned the prosecution's request for a 30-year sentence and gave Stewart 28 months for being a terrorist's mule. Now she'll clog up the criminal justice system with endless appeals for the next several years – using procedures that leftists also want for Guantanamo detainees.
At Stewart's sentencing, the judge noted that the defendant's actions had not resulted in any deaths. I'll have to remember that in case I'm ever on trial for attempted murder. "Hey, your honor, did I mention that the guy lived? Yeah, the darn gun jammed on me. Go figure, huh?"
In rejecting a 30-year sentence in favor of a 28-month sentence, the judge commended Stewart for her "public service, not only to her clients, but to the nation" for representing members of the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground. In a sane world, that would have justified a longer sentence, not a shorter one.

If only Democrats could turn the entire War on Terrorism over to the courts, they could release terrorists and terrorist sympathizers with wild abandon – and Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton would never have to take a position.

When Americans are allowed to vote, a fireman's vote counts as much as George Soros' vote. But if leftists can just get terrorists into the judicial system, a Clinton-appointed judge can rule on a defense funded by George Soros – precisely what happened in Stewart's case. Note that even in left-wing New York City, average citizens on the jury voted to convict Stewart, despite her Soros-funded defense.

Democrats run apparently sane candidates for office, like James Webb in Virginia and Bob Casey in Pennsylvania, who can puff up their chests and pretend they want to pursue terrorists – while carping about any and all military action in the terrorists' general direction. Instead, let's turn terrorists over to courts full of Clinton and Carter judges! Democratic candidates get to look tough, and the terrorists go scot-free.

It would be frightening enough to treat terrorism as a criminal law problem if it were Republicans saying it. But these are Democrats. Their idea of a major criminal case is Tom DeLay's campaign treasurer accidentally depositing a campaign contribution into a checking account rather than a savings account.

By contrast, terrorists imprisoned in Guantanamo for trying to kill Americans must be treated as innocent little lambs. Oh, to be there when Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman is exonerated due to previously unavailable "DNA evidence"!

After President Bush signed a law this week providing for military tribunals for terrorists being held at Guantanamo and prohibiting their torture, Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin said, "We will look back on this day as a stain on our nation's history." (Note to Democrats: It's still too soon to use "stain" as a metaphor for a White House brouhaha.)

Democrats stood outside the White House shouting "Torture is a crime!" and "Bush is the terrorist!" Yep, these are the people who claim they're going to keep us all safe, America. Everybody good with that?

Gen. George Washington tried Maj. John Andre, Benedict Arnold's British co-conspirator, by military tribunal and ordered Andre hanged within 10 days of his capture. Nazi saboteurs, including an American citizen, captured on U.S. soil during World War II were tried in secret by military commission and promptly executed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Nuremberg trials were a form of military tribunal.

But Democrats think military tribunals aren't good enough for the terrorists plotting to kill Americans today. Leftists are going to make the terrorists love us! What better way to start than with criminal trials in front of judges like John Koeltl?


Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Disgusting, isn't it?
Well, when you can't even call evil what it is, and everything is equivalent...there is no way you can do something wrong. especially if you're a leftista! :snort:


4:42 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I'm surprised they haven't put in for a national Lynne Stewart Day....

5:29 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

They probably will, sweetie! How far we have fallen, it started out small and slow, now it's snowballing. It's just going faster and getting bigger! Did you read about how in 1998, Clinton signed a bill allowing for radioactive material to be sent for processing to steel mills? Talk about not caring about who you are responsible for! Caused all sorts of problems! I read it at WND, I'm pretty sure.
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


3:29 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Sorry, it was at Purple Avenger's site! He got it from government documents! Argh, I really need a new mind, Lord!


3:58 AM  
Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Let's see, one the one hand merry widow has been foursquare behind The Little Prince's every move to bring freedom and democracy to every corner of the world and on the other hand she sides with Ann(orexic) in showing no faith in our justice system and no respect for due process.

Olbermann bitch slaps Coulter

So which is it merry widow? Do you stand with justice or are you just another fascist thumper?

7:01 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

You Lefties are famous for seeing the black and or white of it and nothing else. I thought your hero Mr. Ketchup said to 'nuance' the thing could always crook your hand into a V and 'report for duty'! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

plucky- Where do you get your delusions? Where have I said that? I have said many times that the President's decisions have not been good. He is half-hearted, he calls a meteorite the same as G*D Almighty. He is supporting the formation of a North American Union, he formed a department that was never vetted by Congress, he is a member of a denomination that does not support Israel.
As for Olbermann, I really don't care. I walk my own path plucky, and you cannot pin me down. I am libertarian, I can't be held to the gop standard. But you are too blind to see, too indoctrinated to get outside your own head!


12:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

Libertarian and a fundie?

Now I understand.

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

You understand nothing, I have told you more than once I was libertarian, because the republicans and the democrats have betrayed America, G*D and the citizens of this country!
You are deaf as well as blind. You have eyes and will not see, you have earsand will not hear, you have a heart but you have let it turn to a stone!


12:43 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Hmmmm, so senor Quackabout thinks The Merry Widow shows "no faith in our justice system and no respect for due process."

Talk about a classic case of left-wing situational ethics! The Clinton appointee political hack judge is the one who showed absolutely no faith or respect for our justice system. Judges like him are a nightmare come-to-life for due process, they subvert it completely. He took the already to soft verdict of a New York jury and made a mockery of even THAT!

Leftists looooove to talk about SOCIAL JUSTICE. By all that we know to be good and right wouldn't this be a case of "social injustice?" In a "just" society wouldn't this classic traitor get her well-earned ticket to the firey depths standing in front of a firing squad with a cigarette dangling from the corner of her mouth?
The judge/political hack in this case found the communist mealybug known as Lynne Stewart worthy of praise for her life's work!

Have you worked hard all your life, paid your exorbitant taxes and done your level best to raise a good family? Wonderful! That means you like to play by the rules that produce a "just" society. Within that framework we have a tremendous amount of leeway to live a life that DOESN'T include committing treason.

Do you have a vague feeling that this Clinton political hack/judge has raped our system and our cherished sense of real justice?
Get in line buddy!


8:12 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Jingoist-plucky is sooooo far left, I'm surprised that he hasn't met himself coming around the corner!
I'm more interested in what is right, not fair. What is best, not just good enough. What works, not what looks good. Which removes me from ideology, I don't think plucky understands anything but ideology. He can't pin me down and it frustrates him! So he tries to pidgeon-hole me! But I don't cooperate by staying put!


9:27 AM  

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