Looks like Obama is bowing to political pressure and will now send Khalid Sheikh Mohamned to the military commission. Thank goodness NYC will be spared Obama’s political grand standing.
March 5, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
As Andy Levy said on Twitter a little while ago, the most surprising part of the Washington Post scoop isn’t the decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into the military commission system. It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:
President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.
The president’s advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States….Continue Reading
Obama Navy Seal Prosecution -
Obama’s Polical Correctness Police continue their prosecution of our Navy Seals. Hang in there guys!
Friday , March 05, 2010
This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” March 4, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: You will not see this anywhere else, three Navy SEALs accused of abusing a terror suspect who was captured in Iraq in 2009. Now, the terror suspect is accused of plotting the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater contractors. Well, today two Republican congressmen held a press conference defending the Navy SEALs and demanding the charges against them be dropped.
One of the accused Navy SEALs is Petty Officer Matthew McCabe. He is accused of punching the suspect. Earlier, Griff Jenkins talked to Petty Officer McCabe and his lawyer…Continue Reading
From CNS News:
Congressmen Rally Public’s Support to Stop Prosecution of Navy SEALs
Friday, March 05, 2010
By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
Washington (CNSNews.com) – Members of Congress – this time armed with more than 100,000 signatures – renewed their call for top Pentagon officials to drop charges against three Navy SEALs for allegedly mistreating an al Qaeda terrorist suspected of killing four Americans in Iraq.
The three SEALs will face trial in April and May.
“They should not be court martialed but hailed as heroes for doing their job,” said Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) at an event outside the Capitol Thursday where two petitions were released. “What kind of message does this send to people who lay their lives on the line every single day?”…Continue Reading
Natural Born Citizen Radio -
One of my favorite attorneys fighting the good fight for the Constitution will be on the radio next Monday, March 8th!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Atty Mario Apuzzo will be on the Sean & Frank Radio Show, 680 WCBM, of Baltimore MD – Monday, 8 March 2010 during the 8:35 a.m. segment. Tune in and listen live Monday morning at: http://www.wcbm.com/. More details later.
Charles Kerchner, Commander USNR (Retired)
Lead Plaintiff, Kerchner v Obama & Congress
ObamaCare & ChiBama Politics –
From firing Inspectors General (Walpin), whose investigations lead to Obama’s cesspool, to the tit-for-tat reward for a Senator’s healthcare vote – it appears Obama’s corruption will never end.
From Hot Air:
Via the Right Scoop, based on the rather, er, timely appointment of Scott Matheson to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals at the same time Barack Obama hosted his brother, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) at the White House to convince him to switch to a yes vote on ObamaCare. Alan Grayson calls this “weapons of mass distraction” and a “tangent” from the real issue, which is health care. But as Michele Bachmann says, corruption is never a “tangent”:…Continue Reading and Watch Video
From the Hill Buzz:
Posted by hillbuzz
We think, secretly, Michelle Bachmann wears a red, white, and blue supersuit under her business suits, because the woman’s a real-life American hero. She stands up for the Constitution, in the face of all the Leftists in power now, and loudly tells the lot of them THIS SHALL NOT STAND.
She’s like Wonder Woman, wearing Ann Taylor, elected to Congress, kicking donkey corruptocrat butt big time.
We wish she was triplets…because then we could have one of her in the Senate, and another in the White House as well.
She’s awesome…Continue Reading
I agree completely with the HillBuzz assessment that we need three of Rep. Bachmann!
Finally some sanity coming out of the House of Representatives, it’s about time. Good luck getting this limit on the size of government past Nancy Pelosi. Will Nancy and Obama try one of their own to amend the Constitution to make Obama eligible to serve as President and Commander In Chief?
From the American Spectator:
By W. James Antle, III on 3.5.10 @ 6:09AM
This week, a trio of fiscally conservative House Republicans released a document painting a dire picture of the country’s finances. “Over the last five years,” they write, “federal spending has increased from nearly 20 percent as a share of the economy to 24.7 percent as the government’s expenditures increased from $2.47 trillion to $3.52 trillion — a 42 percent increase.”
The congressmen point out that this is the highest level of federal spending as a percentage of the economy since we fought and won World War II. This high spending has been accompanied by an explosion of government borrowing, as the federal budget deficit has ballooned from an already-high $318.3 billion in 2005 to a staggering $1.4 trillion in 2009. The national debt has grown from $7.3 trillion to $11.9 trillion over roughly the same period — “a five-year increase equal to the nation’s entire accumulation of debt from the presidencies of George Washington to Bill Clinton.”
And this will be remembered as a golden era of fiscal responsibility compared to what is to come. As the Baby Boomers retire, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will as presently constitute go bankrupt. The public debt will exceed 110 percent of the economy in 2026 and climb past 200 percent by 2040.
Worse, all these projections assume that Washington does not take on any further unsustainable spending commitments. That means it doesn’t take into account trillion-dollar stimulus packages, health care bills, bailouts, or wars. To keep pace, taxes would have to more than double and the government’s share of the economy would increase by a commensurate amount.
To contend with this looming crisis, Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and John Campbell (R-Calif.) have proposed a constitutional solution: on Tuesday, they unveiled a Spending Limitation Amendment (SLA) to cap federal spending at 20 percent of the U.S. economy. Yesterday Pence and Hensarling held a conference call making their case. …Continue Reading
Larry Sinclair’s Journey -
Larry Sinclair continues his straight forward discussion of his past. I saw this at http://friendfeed.com/rensefeed/b9d41a98/larry-sinclair-sets-record-straight Wouldn’t be nice if our Representatives in Congress would be as honest as Mr. Sinclair.