"It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must
never label a necessary evil as good."
- Margaret Mead
years and years and years the five men accused
of planning the 9-11 attacks have been held at Guantanamo
now, just weeks before Bush slinks out of Washington
on his little mountain bike, have they decided to plead
Doesn't the timing smell a bit odd to you, in
that "Marvin Bush, younger brother of George,
in charge of security of the World Trade Towers on
9-11, while former president George Herbert Walker
Bush just happened to be having lunch in New York
a Saudi prince, also on 9-11" kind of way? Couldn't
our government have prosecuted these cases a long
If Khalid Sheik Mohammad and his pals are culpable
then quit pussyfooting around and put them on trial,
a real trial, just as Clinton put
on trial for
Center attacks in 1993.
Quick. Clean. Justice prevails. Hurray for the red, white
and blue. USA! USA! USA!
However, if they're innocent, let 'em go, just as the
Bush administration has already released hundreds of
Guantanamo basically without comment. Men who were
simply released and sent home to start their ruined
But not sorry. Better luck next time, old bean.
This mass guilty plea is an obvious Devil's Bargain
as they're betting on being executed in the exact way
that will earn them a one-way ticket to Martyrville.
But dey don't know da Bushies vewwy well, do dey?
What this sudden rush to judgement is really all about
is so that Bush can beat his chest and say "We
got 'em! They plead guilty! I win! Put that in yer
his'try book thing and smoke it."
What a dick.
It's all for naught, though, as legal procedures will keep
them safe and snug in their little island home until Mr.
Obama rearranges the furniture at 1600 Pennsylvania and then
we'll see some real justice... hopefully about the same time
Mr. Bush's legal woes begin.