Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No, Really, C'mon, Who Are They Really Prosecuting?

I heard on the radio that an appeals court has ruled that it is okay to prosecute Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who was Osama bin Laden's driver for "conspiracy to commit war crimes, including terrorism." The Bush Administration considers this a huge victory.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4687279.stm

So, nearly seven years after a well-financed and well-trained group of men flew airplanes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the ground, slaughtering thousands of Americans, the best we can come up with is Osama bin Laden's driver? What's next? His barber? The guy who mows his lawn? His golf caddy?

We've shredded the constitution, become ensnared in a bloody, costly and unnecessary war (which is causing us to lose the necesssary war in Afghanistan). In the meantime, the Justice Department was busy slowing down the hiring process during critical times because they were trying to appoint lesser-qualified political hacks to the positions.

I swear to god, this administration must have people who stay up nights thinking of ways to screw up.

6 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

And unbelievably, he is one of the lucky ones, because he is actually getting a supposed trial.

Erik Donald France said...

Go away, Bush-Cheney!

Let us count the days . . .

By some serious blunder, the RNC put me on their email list. I was so pissed off by their trying to turn the world on its head (AGAIN) with gas prices . . . it would be funny if so many people weren't tricked by it. Aye Carumba!

Republicans must be mutants from Hell.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Okay, your little post is funny and all, but I heard that bin Laden's accupuncturist is a very bad man.

Blueberry said...

I think they should definitely hunt down his barber. I mean, really! What a slacker!

I predict that the Bush admin will never catch Osama. I don't they are even looking.

Bubs said...

Sure, this is all fine and good, but the big news is that, after 7 years and spending $6 million on a settlement for humiliating the wrong man, the FBI announced that a scientist who just happened to "commit suicide" was, TA-DAH, the anthrax offender.

deadspot said...

Richard Pryor?