Monday, November 29, 2010

Where is US Attorney General Eric Holder because he needs to explain for the botched Ghailani trial




(NewsBusters) US Attorney General Eric Holder need to resign his post immediately. He is incompetent and is putting our nation security at risk. During a Justice Department oversight hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) stumped Attorney General Eric Holder on a fairly routine question for America's top law enforcement official.

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM, (R-S.C): Can you give me a case in United States history where a enemy combatant caught on a battlefield was tried in civilian court?

ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL: I don't know. I'd have to look at that. I think that, you know, the determination I've made --

GRAHAM: We're making history here, Mr. Attorney General. I'll answer it for you. The answer is no.

HOLDER: Well, I think --

GRAHAM: The Ghailani case -- he was indicted for the Cole bombing (suppose to be embassy bombings) before 9/11. And I didn't object to it going into federal court. But I'm telling you right now. We're making history and we're making bad history. And let me tell you why.
Afterwards, Graham's continue to ask questions concerning whether or not U.S. officials would have to Mirandize Osama bin Laden if he was captured.

GRAHAM: If bin Laden were caught tomorrow, would it be the position of this administration that he would be brought to justice?

HOLDER: He would certainly be brought to justice, absolutely.

GRAHAM: Where would you try him?

HOLDER: Well, we'd go through our protocol. And we'd make the determination about where he should appropriately be tried. [...]

GRAHAM: If we captured bin Laden tomorrow, would he be entitled to Miranda warnings at the moment of capture?

HOLDER: Again I'm not -- that all depends. I mean, the notion that we --

GRAHAM: Well, it does not depend. If you're going to prosecute anybody in civilian court, our law is clear that the moment custodial interrogation occurs the defendant, the criminal defendant, is entitled to a lawyer and to be informed of their right to remain silent.

The big problem I have is that you're criminalizing the war, that if we caught bin Laden tomorrow, we'd have mixed theories and we couldn't turn him over -- to the CIA, the FBI or military intelligence -- for an interrogation on the battlefield, because now we're saying that he is subject to criminal court in the United States. And you're confusing the people fighting this war.



Lindsey Grahman was correct. Eric Holder is an idiot. Everybody in America knows that our court system is flawed with bias jurors and liberal judges. For heavens sakes, we acquitted OJ Simpson for the murder of his wife and her friend. We cannot use our court system to try enemy combatants from the field of battle, but Eric Holder and Obama had other ideas.

The result of trying the bomber of the 1998 US embassies bombings in Kenya and Tanzania was a fiasco. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was acquitted Wednesday on 284 of 285 counts associated with murdering 212 innocents. The judge didn't allow a critical piece of evidence to enter into deliberation. The guilty was charged on one count. Eric Holder's strategy of force-feeding terrorists into the civilian court system has turned into a legal joke.

Important Read: The Verdict on Holder: How to botch a terrorist trial and harm the U.S. reputation for justice. When will Holder Resign??