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The News Pauper: A Thing of Beauty

By W.B. Dunne

It is with particular delight that the News Pauper announces that Eric Holder is my new favorite Attorney General ever

The announcement that the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is to be held in New York City has led some on the right to say that the AG has granted citizenship to the terrorists. Bah actually, this is shaping up to be the route Obama will have to take in order to reverse the precedents set by the past eight years of Cheney-mentia.

I had not thought of it at first, but what a completely brilliant way to flip the flow on the criminal mismanagement that has occurred. By having this trial to begin with, the system has a chance to heal from its wounds, the press will have little else to focus on, and the facts of the case will certainly expose the treason of the architects of the policy. The right-wing noise machine is already wringing its hands at the terror of terrifying terrorists, in NYC, by having a fair and impartial trial in broad daylight. This is because it creates a scenario that if the criminals get off on any technicality, it will be that they did not receive the speedy trial they, and we, deserved.

A hearty, extra helping of reality to the Bush-wreckers of the Constitution.

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Today’s Quote: Cheney’s Sickly Sweet Smell of Success

“Did it [torture] produce the desired results? I think it did
“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed … provided us with a wealth of information. There was a period of time there, three or fours years ago, when about half of everything we knew about al Qaeda came from that one source.
“So it’s been a remarkably successful effort ”
— Dick Cheney, as quoted by CNN, April 23, 2009.

So remarkably successful they couldn’t find Osama bin Laden nor break up the al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan. Waterboarding KSM 183 times sure did defeat the terrorist threat, didn’t it, Dick, the same threat the Republicans are still crying about.