Monday, November 16, 2009

A timely reminder: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed personally murdered journalist Daniel Pearl

That’s certainly the conclusion one can draw from two stories over the last couple of days. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), who pushed Barack Obama to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to the US for criminal trials, says that criticism of the decision is “un-American”:

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has strong words for the Republicans opposing Attorney General Eric Holder’s plan to bring five 9/11 suspects to New York City to face trial.

“They see this as an opportunity to demagogue,” he said. “They will seize on any opportunity to do that, and that means they’ll even take a stand that’s un-American.”

“It’s un-American to hold anyone indefinitely without trial,” Moran added. “It’s against our principles as a nation.”

Maybe Moran missed this story from The Hill. The family of journalist Daniel Pearl, murdered and beheaded by none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed himself, took that same “un-American” stand that Moran blasted:

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