It’s a feature, not a bug

Borrowed from Instapundit: (That means I’ll put it back when I’m done with it)*

JAMES TARANTO:You have to wonder if the Obama administration and its supporters bothered to think through the implications of their decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other enemy combatants as civilians. An immediate effect, and one that will only be strengthened by an actual trial or trials, is to bring 9/11 back into the public consciousness. That can’t be good for President Obama. . . . When appellate courts decide questions of law, they set precedents for future cases. If they make allowances for the exigencies of the war on terror in order to uphold convictions of KSM and his associates, it could end up diminishing the rights of ordinary criminal defendants. That’s why the smart civil-libertarian position is to oppose trying terrorists as civilians.””

Unless the whole plan is to diminish the rights of ordinary criminal defendants, to make it easier to try people for sedition, or violations of speech restrictions under the guise of ‘hate speech’ laws.  Remember, to understand Obama domestic policy you have to keep asking, “What would Hugo do?”

* So what are the rules of fair use when you take excerpt in its entirety?  It’s not the original work of the original excerpter.  I put quotes around the quotes.  Guess I’ll know when I get the Cease and Desist.
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