John Yoo worked in the Justice Department from 2001-2003 and is currently a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Now, however, KSM and his co-defendants will enjoy the benefits and rights that the Constitution accords to citizens and resident aliens—including the right to demand that the government produce in open court all of the information that it has on them, and how it got it.President Obama is subordinating American security & intelligence to the demands of the extreme left wing of his party.
Prosecutors will be forced to reveal U.S. intelligence on KSM, the methods and sources for acquiring its information, and his relationships to fellow al Qaeda operatives. The information will enable al Qaeda to drop plans and personnel whose cover is blown. It will enable it to detect our means of intelligence-gathering, and to push forward into areas we know nothing about.
This is foolish & stupid in the extreme--just the latest example of President Obama putting politics before what's good for the country.
You might be saying to yourself, especially if you're a knee jerk Obama apologist like some of my friends, 'What's political about this move?'
I'm glad you asked. Here's Andrew McCarthy:
The continuing investigations of Bush-era counterterrorism policies coupled with the obsession to disclose classified national-defense information from that period, enable Holder to give the hard Left the 'reckoning' that he and Obama promised during the 2008 campaign. The defendants will demand every bit of information they can get about interrogations, renditions, secret prisons, undercover operations targeting Muslims and mosques, etc., and -- depending on what judge catches the case -- they are likely to be given a lot of it. The administration will be able to claim that the judge, not the administration, is responsible for the exposure of our defense secrets.
The bloodlust of leftists afflicted with Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) will not be sated until Bushitler is put on trial for his crimes against humanity!!1!!!eleventy!!
Well, they'll get their wish and the rest of us will add this to the list (of examples where Obama put party politics before country).
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