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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hatred Of The American Way

It's not at all suprising that reactionary conservatives are now against the American legal system since AG Eric Holder anounced that 5 Sept. 11th terrorists will be tried in NYC court. The reason behind this is that conservatives will always laud the greatness of America, that is until a Democrat tries to utilize those great features.

Not long after Holder's statements, Sarah Palin offered up her policy expertise blended with a dash of wild-west histrionics.

Criminal defense attorneys will now enter into delaying tactics and other methods in the hope of securing some kind of win for their “clients.” The trial will afford Mohammed the opportunity to grandstand and make use of his time in front of the world media to rally his disgusting terrorist cohorts. It will also be an insult to the victims of 9/11, as Mohammed will no doubt use the opportunity to spew his hateful rhetoric in the same neighborhood in which he ruthlessly cut down the lives of so many Americans. [...]

If we are stuck with this terrible Obama Administration decision, I, like most Americans, hope that Mohammed and his co-conspirators are convicted. Hang ‘em high.

What conservatives, Palin in specific, don't understand is that it would be more than just political suicide to bring these men here without first knowing that the case against them was air-tight and couldn't be lost. The reality behind this is that justice hasn't fully been served and there has been little more an unwillingness by the previous administration to bring closure for the past 8 years.

But one of the more interesting aspects of conservatives recent lack of faith in America is that some once held the opinion that the US court system was precisely designed for people like this.

The Washington Post shows how Rudy Giuliani's boisterous language about terrorism rarely matches-up with what he actually does in regards to it.

Even in the weeks after Sept. 11, he framed the attacks in the language of crime, describing the hijackers as "insane murderers" and calling for restoration of the "rule of law."

Rudy even praised the judicial system once the '93 WTC bombers were prosecuted. So why the sudden change of heart?

It's blatantly obvious that this has more to do with the fact that the Obama administration is taking action and this is a direct threat to not only the conservative movement but the whole of the GOP. But this story, and all like it, tells us more about how conservatives behave in the face of the enemy.

By and large, conservatives have shown that terrorism works. After all, it only takes one sucessful event - be it only a few victims or on a more massive scale like Sept. 11th - and all the terrorist has to do is sit back and watch the remaining "targets" devour themselves with fear.

Conservatives have, since 2001, used any and every excuse to do either do nothing or do the wrong thing. And now that someone is taking action in a direction once favored by conservatives, the reactionary Right are taking up again the mantle of fear. And that seems to be exactly how they intend to control the American public, through fear that "something somewhere might happen" if these 5 mean are prosecuted by the system that they once claimed to love.

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