First, we'll start with the Gitmo detainees. As a student of 9/11 I was hopping mad when I turned on the TV this morning and learned that Obummer had smuggled one into the country last night. Heaven help us, Obama is trying his absolute hardest to get us all killed. Expect to hear screaming in this corner of the blogosphere if they're freaking stupid enough to let this guy go:
U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
The department said Ahmed Ghailani arrived in the early morning hours Tuesday, to be held in U.S. law enforcement custody until his trial in federal court in lower Manhattan. Ghailani was expected to make his initial appearance in Manhattan federal court later Tuesday.
"With his appearance in federal court today, Ahmed Ghailani is being held accountable for his alleged role in the bombing of U.S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya and the murder of 224 people," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a press release. "The Justice Department has a long history of securely detaining and successfully prosecuting terror suspects through the criminal justice system, and we will bring that experience to bear in seeking justice in this case."
Ghailani's trial will be an important test case for the Obama administration's plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo in seven months and bring some of the suspects to trial.
Two hundred twenty-four people. He murdered 224 people.
New York, you should be worried.
The government thinks everything will turn out alright. I don't. I'm innately suspicious of the man who said that:
...[F]ighting a war against fanatic barbarians "with one hand tied behind your back" is being on "the better side of history," even though innocent lives are put at risk.
That means Obama is going to risk your life to make sure everything meets his standards. History doesn't care, by the way. All it does is prove repetitively what blithering idiots liberals are. Back to the detainee:
He was categorized as a high-value detainee by U.S. authorities after he was captured in Pakistan in 2004 and was transferred to the detention center at the U.S. naval base in Cuba two years later.
Since his capture, Ghailani has denied knowing the TNT and oxygen tanks he delivered would be used to make a bomb. He also denied buying a vehicle used in one of the attacks, saying he could not drive.
Now, the Obama administration is trying to put him into the U.S. criminal justice system, despite claims by Republican critics that doing so would endanger American lives. Some lawmakers have opposed bringing any Guantanamo detainees to the U.S. for trial, even in heavily guarded settings.
Last month, President Barack Obama said that preventing Ghailani from coming to U.S. soil "would prevent his trial and conviction. And after over a decade, it is time to finally see that justice is served, and that is what we intend to do."
Justice is served, eh? I doubt it. But we'll see.
Now, onto Sonia Sotomayor. From New England Republican:
Here’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on the ability of female Latina and white male judges to reach decisions:This is what I wanted to bring up, that quote. That right there tells me this woman couldn't do a decent job to save her - or anyone else's, for that matter's - life.“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”So, the easiest way to determine if this is a racist comment is to flip the sides and see if it still flies:“I would hope that a wise white male with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn’t lived that life.”Is there anybody out there that wants to make the case that the 2nd quote wouldn’t end the career of a white male judge? I didn’t think so. It looks like Barack Obama was listening to Jeremiah Wright when the later was spewing his racist rhetoric those 20 years.
This is woman is a racist. Technically, I guess she would be called a reverse racist, but I would hate to have to stand in front of this woman and ask for her help. Being as she's a Latina woman with all the richness of her [in]experience, I daresay that I, the "poor white woman", would be dissed as not having gone through the riches of experiences this racist is citing.
Here's what two other bloggers had to say about her:
From There's My Two Cents:
... [T]his woman is bringing a serious axe-grinding to the highest court in the land, and is planning to make decisions based on race and gender rather than the law... Personally, I think this is only one of the two worst aspects about her. The other is that she believes it is the job of judges to write law from the bench. Both are blatantly unconstitutional, and will spell major, major problems for Americans down the road.
Agreed. From American Thinker:
Not to belittle Judge Sotomayor's achievements,What achievements? Princeton doesn't count as achievement, and neither does becoming a judge. Hundreds of people do both of those things, so neither of them makes Sotomayor special. (Incidentally, in a sane world, being
... but the "richness of her experiences" seems to drop off past adolescence. Once she started Princeton (at age 18?), her experiences of successful student, attorney and judge might be rich, but how different from white males who also became judges?The racist is what bothers me, not the shallowness, though I will agree she is shallow. Another problem is her "empathy," which came up during a discussion I had with my father about her. The point made was, who should she empathize with? The plaintiff? The defendant?
Believe it or not, white males can have rich experiences. And some rich experiences are known to happen after childhood.
...I reveal these things not to get sympathy or anything like it, but because I am sick and tired of so many non-whites and females acting like white males know nothing of life but some kind of mythical white-bread experience. Here's a hint: nobody grew up with Leave It To Beaver or Ozzie and Harriet. Those were TV shows.
White males in real life tend not to go on Oprah, so you non-white females might not be familiar with us.
...The richness of our experiences is what we white guys call "life." I'm sure Princeton was rich, too.
Judge Sotomayor's statement does not bother me because it is racist. It bothers me because it reveals shallowness and a poverty of experience that has no place on the bench of the Supreme Court.
You see the problem here? Empathy should not be on the table, and this woman should not have been selected by Obama because of her "empathy."
Then again, this is Obama's pick, so who am I kidding?