MIAMI - One of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with al-Qaida to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted Thursday, and a mistrial was declared for the six others after the federal jury deadlocked.Yet another in a seemingly endless string of Bush failures in the prosecution of regular people whom the loyal Bushies deem to be "turists." One is acquitted and six more have a hung jury.
I wonder if it would be possible to count up all of the "terror" trials that have occured in the nation since 9/11/2001, and also get an accounting of all of the billions of dollars that have been pissed away or, as we used to say in North Dakota, "pouring water down a badger hole" in trials designed to keep us "safe." But we never know from whom.
If I am not mistaken the only successful prosecutions were the crazed Brit on the American jet from Paris to Miami who tried to blow up his foot and the plane along with it, the heavily railroaded Jose Padilla (who better get out on appeal), and some clowns near Buffalo best described as a reincarnation of the gang who couldn't shoot straight.
There have been zero, none, nada, zilch successful prosecutions of the poor souls kept in cages in Guantanamo Bay for no eartly reason. There have been no proseuctions for mailing anthrax to Congress, there have been no proseuctions anywhere that have stuck. Yet Bush keeps pushing them and his minions keep prosecuting them. Unfortunately you and I have to pay for this nonsense with ever-increasing federal budget deficits.
The thrust to prosecute bad guys was great politics back in early 2002 when the entire nation was afraid of its own shadow. Now its way outlasted its prime. But the waste of money and human dignity continues. I wonder if wasteful prosecutions can be added to the list of offenses at Bush's war crimes trial that better begin on January 21, 2009.
Wake up sheeple.