THE SAPIENT SPARROW: conservatism for commoners

"What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven."–Holderlin

TERRORIST TRIALS IN N.Y.C.-what could possibly go wrong?

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Andrew C. McCarthy, who led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others for the 1993 WTC bombing, has written his analysis of specific weaknesses in Holder’s decision to try terrorists in NYC.  Mr. McCarthy bases his analysis on his own personal experience and in terms of Mr. Holder’s testimony in Washington, D.C. today.

There was also a well-thought-out response to the various arguments made by the Administration in the Wall Street Journal.  It gives a good synopsis of the Senate hearing today with Atty. General Holder.  (BTW, by my reckoning, the amount that NYC will need to be “reimbursed” by all of us could run upwards of $300 million based on the $75 million per year expense over approximately the four years that the trials could take.  Hope the Chinese are cool with continuing to loan us funds.)

Finally, check out this link.  Mr. Goldberg, as always, gives a thorough treatment to the decision to bring terrorists back to NYC.

It’s No Way to Fight a War on Terror by Jonah Goldberg on National Review Online.

What do we sparrows think about all of this?  Let me know.

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