For professional reasons, I cannot offer criticism of praise of recent decisions regarding the legal status of alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and some of his friends, who are being transferred by the Attorney General and Department of Defense to stand trial in the federal courts of the Southern District of New York.
As we all know, everybody who stands accused in this country is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. As a legal matter, we are required to assume the Sheikh may in fact be an innocent religio-political figure caught up somehow in a police / military dragnet that may have targeted him erroneously, or that there may be some procedural defect in his arrest or detention that results in his being found not guilty. The law presumes innocence until shown otherwise by the prosecutor and police and we would do well to remember that we enjoy those rights too, no matter how benighted we may be, should the results of the trial fail to please us.
That said, I believe that this morning's New York Post captures the feelings of many Americans more accurately than you will see it captured anywhere else.
Say what you will about the unapolagetically tabloid NY Post: there are times when their headline editors sum up a situation better than anybody else on earth. I wish I could be half that direct and concise.