With Kangaroo Justice for All

“Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and his four alleged co-conspirators will be tried in a military commission… The attorney general forcefully blamed Congress for compelling the Justice Department to make this decision by interfering for political gamesmanship.” [CBS]


Nojo’s nightmare

PBS is showing the great Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War this week. It’s frightening to think of how similar emotions are in the US today compared to 150 years ago.

@Dave H: Wait, is that a knock against Andy Borowitz? I think he’s pretty funny.

@mellbell: I think it’s a knock on the iPad 2.

But I’m not much of a Borowitz fan. PourMeCoffee on Twitter bears the brunt of my envy.

@nojo: Aha. Admittedly my opinion of his work benefits from reading only those bits which other people find funny enough to link to, but he’s been at it a decade, which is practically a lifetime in dog internet years.

Eric Holder: grow a pair. Bring them here and try them in real court, let the teabaggers howl.

@mellbell: I give Borowitz full credit for keeping the conveyor belt running — no easy feat — and I’ve certainly enjoyed a bit of him now and then. But like the Onion, he’s best when somebody else does the culling first.

@Dodgerblue: No shit. It’s not like juries in the Eastern District of Virginia Southern District of New York are a bunch of softies.

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