Friday, July 8, 2011

The Silver Lining

Since the major news networks won't let this go....

I think I may have found the silver lining in this Casey Anthony case.  I believe the verdict that the collective mob can't understand should build up the public opposition needed to make sure the Obama Administration doesn't try terror suspects in civilian court.

I would hope that all this rage and disbelief remains top-of-mind when the President or Attorney General Eric Holder "assure" the people that affording the rights of American cititzens to foreign enemy combatants poses no risk to our safety.  Think about how shocked you were Tuesday when Holder talks about how "air tight" the Government's case will be against the terrorists.  Recall the animosity you feel for the Anthony jury the next time President Obama claims having civilian juries try war criminals makes us so "enlightened".

Imagine what it would be like if a "confused" jury allowed a 9/11 conspirator responsible for the deaths of nearly 3000 American to go free--not a woman accused of killing just one child.  Picture one of Al Queda's Most Wanted grinning and laughing with his attorneys while awaiting sentencing on a misdemeanor charge that was the only count the jury was able to bring a conviction.  How many people do you think would be outside the courthouse chanting and holding their placards if a Taliban fighter who killed US Soldiers with roadside bombs was allowed to walk out a free man?

If you want to "honor" the life of Calee Anthony, than use the acquittal of her alleged killer to make sure that enemy combatants and international terrorists are tried in the dispassionate setting of Military Tribunals--preferably outside the US borders--like the secure facility at Guantanamo Bay.  Believe me, it's a whole hell of a lot more important than the Casey Anthony case.

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