Fields: Rudy Flip-Flops On Terrorism Trials

Guest Columnist

As the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani had no qualms about trying the worst-of-the-worst in the Big Apple.
When the Bush Administration tried Zacarias Moussaoui, known as the “Twentieth Hijacker, in Federal Court in Virginia, Rudy unequivocally and unabashedly said it was the right decision. He rejected calls for a military tribunal.
Now, when President Barack Obama wants to try the biggest mass murderers in the nation’s history, Rudy’s afraid that New Yorkers just can’t handle the heat.
Rudy wants Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his partners in crime tried in a military tribunal at Gitmo.
This unjustly honors them as if they were soldiers when they are nothing more than gangsters motivated by ideology rather than money. 
They are not the first of this ilk.
A 1920 gang, believed to be anarchists, set off a bomb on Wall Street. Thirty-five were killed.  Had they been caught, they would have been tried in state court.
The 1993 bombers of the World Trade Towers were tried in the same courthouse that Rudy fears can no longer take the pressure.
Tim McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, was tried in Federal Court.
A number of other Islamic gangsters have already been tried in civil courts without a whimper.
Is Khalid likely to use the trial as a political forum for his whacky philosophies?
Probably.  Who cares?  He won’t be the first or the last to do that.
So what is the real story behind Rudy‘s flip flop.?
The real story is politics.

 Rudy, who still has political ambitions, has formally joined Rush as “Dittohead-In-Chief.    That means his singular goal is the destruction of the Obama Presidency without regard for what is best for the United States.  His hope is that the Republican Far Right will forget that he was once pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and pro-gun control.
The bottom line is this.  The eight million in the streets of New York aren’t worried about Khalid and the four co-conspirators at the defense table.

To the contrary, Khalid and his buddies should be worried about the 12 New Yorkers in the jury box.

6 Responses to “Fields: Rudy Flip-Flops On Terrorism Trials”

  1. Coolio says:

    Sam, I’m a train behind here, but why do you want to debate people about religion? Since we’re dealing here with beliefs, i.e. something that occurs within the walls of a person’s skull, what exactly could you prove?

    Thanks. Coolio

  2. Pat says:

    What a lousy story! Fields jumps from Rudy Guiliani wanting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed tried in a military tribunal to Rudy Guiliani being like Rush Limbaugh with the only goal to destroy the Obama Adminstration. Fields forgot to show how Guiliani made that gigantic leap, or perhaps he probably can’t. Bad article.

  3. Chaz Stevens says:

    Anybody recall Ramsey Yousef? Anybody remember his words while on trial?

  4. Sam Fields says:

    Dear Coolio,
    The right to a belief and the wisdom of the belief are two different things. Are you a post-modernists that refuses to weigh the value of various beliefs?

    I certainly am not.

    I do not gladly suffer fools and I feel compelled to deflate history’s longest standing fools—those who believe in the supernatural

    Dear Pat

    Perhaps you have a better explanation for Rudy’s flip flop. I look forward to reading it.

  5. Tomas says:

    George Bush was right on this one. They should be tried in Gitmo as prisoners of war. To give them a forum and the constitutional guarantees of Americans is an insult to the thousands of dead.

  6. Chaz's Neighbor says:

    You need to go back to your semi-obscene, ranting blog, sell that watch and complain about GONOT and Cappy! You’re out of your league here 🙂

    DFB Neighbor