We Could Try The Al-Qaida Commander, Or We Could Shoot Him In The Face Instead
Well, the United States is at it again, being the “bigger man”. This time however, instead of advantaging terrorists with new rules of engagement, we’re helping out ex Al-Qaida commander Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi. This winner has spent upwards of 3,000 days at Guantanamo Bay during his war-court triall, to the tune of $2.7 million a year to the taxpayer.
So, what’s al-Iraqi being charged with? Not much, just acting as the mastermind behind American, Canadian, German, British, Estonian, and Norwegian forces, attacking civilians and a medical helicopter attempting to recover casualties from the battlefield; directing fighters to kill all coalition soldiers and take no prisoners; providing a reward to the Taliban for assassinating a civilian United Nations worker; acting on orders from Osama bin Laden; attempting to assassinate then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf; and destroying historic Buddha statues in Afghanistan's Bamiyan Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
So why has the trial taken so long? Does it really matter? The only thing worth noting is that again, this asshole gets a nice prison cell and a fair trial. Once, just once can the United States do away with being politically correct and needing to act the bigger man? Hanging this idiot, or better yet putting a bullet through his skull three years ago would have been a much better alternative. We aren’t telling our enemies that we don’t take shit from anyone and that they’ll get what’s coming to them, we are instead offering them up a room at the Holiday Inn (fun fact: al-Iraqi faces life, not a death sentence if found guilty).
It’s bad enough we give mass-murderers and rapists in America a trial, let’s stop extending this courtesy to those who want us all converted or dead too.