Ask Ty...November 17 [The Terror Trial Question]

It must be Tuesday, Middlespace Cadets, because I'm answering your questions
Q: Dear Ty,

What do you think about the upcoming trial of some of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack being held in NYC, on American soil and in a civilian court?

-A Concerned Citizen
Ty: Good question and an even better observation, CC. I guess my friends on the political right are afraid that people like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will somehow beat the charges and walk out of court free to eat a hot dog at a sidewalk cart and blow more stuff up. I guess if the United States somehow tries the perps "on American soil" then they'll open up another can of 9/11® on our asses. Or make us sad.

And some of my friends on the political left are like, "This way it'll be a fair trial" and "execution's not a solution" and such. Same old mealy-mouthed carping.


I guess somehow President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are going to pull some sort of fast one on all of us. Maybe pardon the defendants or something, right right? (Get it? Right...right?) Even Rudolph Giuliani weighed in suggesting that it would be "rude" to try Khalid in New York. And my dear departed "rogue" governor of Alaska says:
"Criminal defense attorneys will now enter into delaying tactics and other methods in the hope of securing some kind of win for their 'clients.' The trial will afford Mohammed the opportunity to grandstand and make use of his time in front of the world media to rally his disgusting terrorist cohorts. It will also be an insult to the victims of 9/11, as Mohammed will no doubt use the opportunity to spew his hateful rhetoric in the same neighborhood in which he ruthlessly cut down the lives of so many Americans."
Okay, it's not much of an argument but it's pretty funny to read with that Tina Fey "youbetcha" voice going in your head, huh? All doing finger-quotes with the word "clients" and such.

Oh, CC. Who stole my country? Between the liberals calling for more transparency in how a man runs the country they voted him to run and the conservatives arguing that this same man is basically Aldoph Hitler I really don't know what to say anymore.

I have a riddle for you. What's worse than a Republican? Nothing, but the Democrats are just as bad. Not funny but that's how I feel. And that's why I am political sans party. Crazy Ralph Nader and Rickey Powell were right: they are all the same (except for that Supreme Court thingy).

So to your question, CC. What do I think about the upcoming trial of some of the perpetrators of the 9/11® attack being held in NYC®, on American® soil and in a civilian court? I think the whole thing is political and judicial theater. We all know this. Any shock about this topic is mock shock. I think...who really gives a damn? It's not like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is really gonna skate on any of the charges. It's just a hangin' party like that fool Saddam. Like who's going to be the juror holding up the deliberations? If some juror gets all analytical and thoughtful and all devil's advocate in the jury room, it's going to be all Flight 93 up in there.

So I say, Bring 'Em On® and Let's Roll®! Sure, try the bad guys here. Whatever. At least that way we can pretend that there's some sort of process. Don't get me wrong, I don't like the bad guys either and I'm glad they are off the grid, but I'm pretty tired of the yapping from both sides.

At this juncture all arguments are nonsensical (at least I understand the tepid words coming from the left -- the loons on the right? Oy vey!).

Just a guess,