Sunday, November 22, 2009

And the Holder Circus begins

NEW YORK – The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.

Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but "would explain what happened and why they did it."

Like we didn't see this coming.


wolfwalker said...

That sounds like they're going to attempt a "justification" defense. I wonder if the judge will have the guts to declare their rants "irrelevant and out of order," and order them either silenced or removed from the courtroom?

Windy Wilson said...

He'd better, otherwise this will completely destroy what credibility the judicial system has left. People who genuinely have had childhoods of terrible abuse after which they commit atrocious crimes have attempted the same defense and been denied.
If the judge is so spineless as to allow such a travesty of justice to occur, the Supreme Court of New York had better be prepared for a deluge of mailings of Jello pudding.