ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel


Updated on November 14, 2009

no need for this humiliation.

Attorney General Eric Holder has done it again. Shocking news after shocking news; when will it all end? Firstly, it was the trial of CIA operatives for breaking interrogative rules, in their duty in dealing with terrorist detainees; and secondly, on Friday 13th, 2009, it was the extraordinary announcement of the trial of the "alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other so-called high-value detainees accused of plotting the attacks" in a federal court in New York City.

He has also made it a point to grab the news headlines, whenever President Obama was off on doing something else; like going on vacation on Martha's Vineyard island in Massachusetts, or making a visit to Asia, which was not even over yet. It was also so obvious that he would deliberately make those announcements to infuriate a section of the public and, at the same time, to please his liberal friends, who had the assumption that he was the one to clean up America's image abroad after the "damage" caused by the Bush administration to tarnish that image.

He perfectly knew that the news of the trials in New York, would be met with people's input of strong opposition from all quarters; it would be looked on as a purely publicity stunt by his department, and that the political aspect of it would be felt nationwide, spawning an unnecessary debate at a time, when politicians and simple folk alike were busy determining to sort out and to understand one of the most important and complicated issues in recent years, a health care legislation, that would affect almost everybody's life in the country. It has already consumed most of their time, and depleted most of their energies; and most (people) were just endeavoring to recover from its unsavory effects.

He was also aware of his European friends, whom he has always sought to impress, to be paying attention to his surely and carefully planned strides of making himself famous, in tackling "the image problem" that America has in their own minds.

However, it was true that America's image should be safeguarded and protected; and that could be done in several ways; yet, putting the people who were caught as "soldiers" in the battlefield, and having a civil court to deal with them was not one of those ways. They were war criminals and therefore they should be tried in military courts under different sets of rules. In other words, if they could be court-martialled (or court marshalled), then there should be no need to showcase them in any civilian jurisdiction that would give them privileges; particularly, the constitutional rights; that they were not entitled to and therefore should not ever have.

The whole idea was a bad one; and it would throw New York City back into the turmoil that it was in after the two World Trade Center towers came tumbling down. Besides, it would cause families, policemen and women, firefighters, students, school children, etc., etc., to recall the nightmares that they went through during those horrible times. It would remind them of the aggravation, the tantrum they felt; and of the despicable feeling of re-living the days that completely shattered their lives. All that would be undeservedly brutal on them.

Should I go on?

Well, the Attorney General, Mr. Eric Holder, has done it again; and on this occasion he was allowing terrorists to trample New York City underfoot; he was bringing an unwanted circus into town; but somebody should, please, stop him, or he would tarnish America's image even more.

Over to you, Mayor Bloomberg.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)