DOJ Once Again Succeeds Where DOD Has Failed

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?

Going to prison for life–Florence SuperMax in CO, which is a much tougher prison than Gitmo.

He has been in custody for 2 years and 53 days.

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri? He has been in custody for roughly 9 years, 3 months, and 15 days, for a crime committed over 11 years ago. His trial process is only beginning.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? He has been in custody for just short of 9 years, for a crime he committed 10 years, 5 months, and 5 days ago. His trial won’t begin this year.

This sending terrorists to jail for the rest of their life isn’t that hard. It’s only hard when you try to invent an entirely new legal system to do the job, rather than using the perfectly functional legal system that has proven its ability to do this over and over before.

Update: Adam Serwer talks about how Abdulmutallab made us so scared we passed the NDAA. I would add, he also made us all subject to gate grope.

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JimWhiteGNV Boy are those folks going to be surprised when they retire and learn that orange money isn't legal tender.
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emptywheel @onekade Was worried Bill the Dog the Cat was feasting on them instead of mouses.
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emptywheel @onekade That's really sweet but what happened to all the pizzas gf sent you?
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emptywheel Vlad Putin right now: "Yeah sure they got my spies but can you believe NYers are stocking KALE to get thru blizzard? " (Knocks back vodka)
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bmaz The weather here is overcast+disappointing as a host. Still, its 69º, where are Pats fans like @caidid + @robertcaruso ? Wish you were here!
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emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Also. If Richard Sherman deflates Brady's balls, is it a violation?
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emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Whu?!?! That's as bad as Bass buying Staropramen leading ultimately to Coors owning it.
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emptywheel @AllThingsHLS You seem worried. You haven't bet any of Seattle's GOOD beer yet. I'd even be willing to bet MICHIGAN IPA, in honor of U Mich.
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emptywheel @AllThingsHLS Nah. Ted Wells already said he won't be done by Sunday. You gotta face Brady, hot dog martini and all.
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bmaz @PogoWasRight The dog is currently on on the shit list. Not necessarily unusual understand you.... #ItinerantThings
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bmaz RT @robertcaruso: as @bmaz and I have repeatedly warned: the mark of an amateur is worrying about NSA. Worry about DEA. http://t.co/grjPERz
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