Now that the Apologist-in-Chief has let the world know that everything evil under the sun is due to America’s “torturous” treatment of avowed terrorist being held at Guantanamo Bay, the ACLU is on the verge of picking up a whole new client base.
It began with the administration caving in to their demands to release Top Secret memos covering the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used on certain high profile detainees, and lead to the recent ruling by judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco (gee, what are the odds?), where he determined that a convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture.
Recognizing an opportunity when he sees one, Khalid Sheik Mohammed - the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks – is begging the ACLU to represent him in court now that recently released documents have revealed he was tortured into lying about his relationship with al-Qaeda. By the way, the ACLU is responsible for the release of this most recent memo.
And you thought it was only the Pinkerton Detective Agency that “never sleeps.”
If you look at these events, Khalid has a pretty good case.
- Judge White rules that terrorists can sue for damages that resulted from alleged torture
- Khalid Sheik Mohammed has documentation that proves he was actually tortured
- Khalid Sheik Mohammed claims that his confession was coerced due to the torture
- The ACLU’s has been involved in every one of these actions
While KSM hasn’t actually contacted the ACLU to represent him and his officers, look for it to happen soon. Regardless of the outcome, America will be on the hook for millions of dollars in legal fees, court costs, and the inevitable settlement that Obama will offer them. After all, since it’s our fault this all happened, how could America do any less?
And Obama claims that it was GITMO that served as a recuiting tool? I wonder if the potential of millions of dollars, endless embarrassment of America, and the possibility of being released might have some influence with those recuits.
When he was captured in 2003, he was extremely uncooperative, stating to those who captured him, “I’ll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer.” He didn’t get one then, but it looks like he could get one now.
At least he’ll look good for the judge.
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