“After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September 11 will finally face justice,” Holder said.
“They will be brought to New York to answer to their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood.”
How will they prove he was the mastermind of 9/11? Certainly not through using his multitudinous confessions all obtained under torture…right?
After being waterboarded 183 times in one month and having the CIA threaten to kill his children and undoubtedly having the whole book of “allowable enhanced interrogation techniques” applied to various areas of his body for years is he competent to stand trial? How much brain damage did he suffer through asphyxiation? How much head trauma from being slammed into walls? In addition to the physical trauma of being continuously tortured and being held in solitary confinement for eight years, does he even have a brain left? Or has the psychological trauma added to the physical trauma rendered his brain into Tasty Wheat?
Has The Bush Torture Program damaged him to the point of incompetence in his own defense?
Even if somehow KSM’s brain did survive eight years of torture and solitary confinement and he is competent to stand trial, other than his confessions and the confessions and accusations of others…..all obtained under The Bush Torture Program….. what evidence is there that he was indeed the mastermind? Are there fingerprints or forensic evidence? Surveillance tapes? Phone taps of him plotting with the hijackers? In other words, if you throw out all evidence tainted by Torture…do they have a case?
And if they don’t have a case, is there even a remote chance he will be found innocent and be released?
Will he be allowed full freedom to present his case? Including the rather extenuating circumstances of being the number one target of the The Bush Torture Program?
It would be nice to think that a clever lawyer could use his case to expose the torture he has undergone, get up in front of the judge and do a Clarence Darrow (or a Spencer Tracy version of him) and lay out the whole program of approved torture from the Black Sites to the question of where indeed his children are? Will that lawyer get his chance to do so? Will this Trial of the Century be publicized and on CourtTV like OJ’s was?
Will he be allowed to appeal and have both the cases for what actually happened on 9/11 and The Bush Torture Program laid out before the highest court in the land? Would THAT be publicized?
Or will the whole proceeding be shrouded in the State Secrecy that the Obama Administration seems to love so much?
Or perhaps, lol, this is Obama and Holder’s eleventh dimensional chess move to indeed get the prosecutions for torture underway and finally settle what did happen on 9/11 through the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed???