Arrrgghhh… it burrrrrns.
Grabbing a ride on the right-wing Outrage Train over the Obama Administration’s decision to try alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a criminal court in New York City rather than a military tribunal, Friday night Palin added her — oh I don’t know, two? cents worth, on Facebook, of course!:
Horrible decision, absolutely horrible. It is devastating for so many of us to hear that the Obama Administration decided that the 9/11 terrorist mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be given a criminal trial in New York. This is an atrocious decision. [...]
It is crucially important that Americans be made aware that the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks may walk away from this trial without receiving just punishment because of a “hung jury” or from any variety of court room technicalities. 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.
Hang ‘em high! Bring ‘em on! Oh Dumb SaWah, “Georgie in a skirt” in so many ways.
The Obama Administration made the right call. Trying KSM as some badass “soldier” in a “war against America” would only raise his stock with his fellow jihadists and validate their demented cause. Trying him as a criminal marginalizes him.
Trying him in New York City probably isn’t doing him any favours either, as far as jury selection goes. (Ya think!?) It would be a complete fluke if he managed to draw a jury that included anyone who wasn’t totally devastated by his handiwork that day — “hung jury”? Is she kidding? The only thing that might work in KSM’s favour is the fact that he was waterboarded over a hundred times, which a sharp lawyer could say mitigates his confessions. (And who’s to thank for that sorry situation? Hint: not the Obama administration.)
But even with that, the prosecutor is obviously confident that the chances of this guy walking are so small as to be infinitesimal, and that justice will be served, as it has been in the past. The red-faced, spittle-flecked outrage is, as usual, totally contrived, and Palin is, as always, on Stupid Alert Level “RED“.