Khalid Sheikh is Coming to Town
Submitted By Todd on November 25th at 2:20pm
A controversial criminal defense lawyer from New York City, Scott L. Fenstermaker was thrust into the national spotlight on Monday after he announced that his client, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali -- one of the five September 11th suspects being brought to trial in federal court in New York -- would use his court case as a platform to express political views and religious beliefs.In this video, Dick Cheney agrees with Fenstermaker that the terrorists who will be brought to New York have "no defense to speak of," so the trials will serve no purpose other than giving them a public forum. Charles Krauthammer does commentary.
The New York City defense lawyer has long been a particularly zealous critic of the Bush administration -- and now Obama White House's -- policies on suspected terrorist detention and trial. His protests have usually been in the form of legal activism. In 2005, Fenstermaker filed lawsuit in the Southern District of New York challenging the legality of the use of military commissions to try detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.The first evidence of what is to come is Fenstermaker himself, who demonstrates the type of wacko leftist nutjobs who come out of the woodwork when there's a hater of America around to defend.
"The real problem here is an issue of trust," he said. "I can't imagine that these guys are going to voluntarily take any American lawyer other than me because of what is going on at Gitmo. The behavior and conduct of the military and civilian attorneys representing the detainees has been atrocious."While planting a political timebomb that will offer multiple explosions as 2012 approaches may be good for the GOP, I can't for the life of me discern why the radicals in the White House think they improve their reelection chances. How does the nation benefit?