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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Another Reason To Hate Moonbats

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For the last few years a guy name Jose Padilla has been rotting in the Navy Brig in Charleston, South Carolina, waiting for a trial, but not indicted on anything. Jose was being held as an ememy combatant, was arrest in Chicago at O'Hare, and sent to wait out the war on terror.

But those darn lawyers got in the way, as usual. You see, they think, like Chris Matthews, that guys like Jose are misunderstood, and need codling. So they've been fighting since his arrest to have him released, or indicted and charged, because he is a US citizen. (click Read The Full Post! to see the rest)

If Jose were and "average Jose" type citizen (I'm almost sorry to say this) I'd agree with them. But he isn't, he left for 8 years to train as a terrorist, to come back here, and blow up dirty bombs in US cities, killing innocent civilians.

Padilla, 35, a former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam, was
indicted by a Miami federal grand jury Thursday on charges he and four others
were part of a U.S.-based terrorism conspiracy to "murder, maim, and kidnap"
people overseas, Justice Department officials announced at a press conference in
Washington today.

That, to me, means Jose gave up his rights as a US Citizen. The view of the lawyers involved, to me, is repugnant. The idea that you can move from your country, plot terrorist attacks against the country, and when you return to commit them because of your deep hatred for the country, you should get all of the benefits of being a citizen? Once you declare war on your country, you are an enemy combatant, not a solid upstanding citizen.

Of course, we shouldn't be surprised, the lawyers are the folks who've wanted the war on terror to be a police issue since it started in 1979 with the Iran Hostage Crisis. They are the same folks who think al-Zarqawi and Bin Laden should be treated to court appearances and writs of habeas corpus, even though they aren't citizens.

They are of course, now pissed off that he's been indicted, because they figure that will screw up their chances to go to the Supreme Court and see if the President should be allowed to call a citizen (no matter how non-upstanding) an enemy combatant. So for twenty eight months they've bitched, "charge him or release him". Now that he's been charged, they are mad.

Wonder how it feels to Jose, to know that his lawyers could probably care less about him, it was the test case that they wanted. I wonder how many will bail on him between now and September when he's scheduled to go on trial.


Blogger Gayle said...

Makes me want to puke the way they think that non-citizens deserve the same rights and priviledgs as full citizens.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Me too, everytime an ACLU lawyer comes on TV I gotta go grab my old blue hospital "upchuck" pan.

4:36 PM  

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