Thursday, June 23, 2005

Marlo Thomas, Meet Michelle Malkin

Barbara at Mahablog thinks Michelle Malkin is, well, kind of adorable.

Michelle Malkin is so cute. Just look at her new excuse for Guantanamo:

The "maverick" Sen. John McCain echoed one of the Left's most oft-cited and erroneous complaints about Gitmo on NBC's "Meet The Press" this weekend -- that detainees have been denied trials:

"The weight of evidence has got to be that we've got to adjudicate these people's cases, and . . . if it means releasing some of them, you'll have to release them. Look, even Adolf Eichmann got a trial." (Can we put a lid on the Nazi analogies already? Crikey. A Knight-Ridder reporter was too smitten to be bothered by his Eichmann-invoking hyperbole: "McCain is emerging as a voice of conscience and nuance on the stay-or-go Guantanamo issue." Nuance?)

[And, like, what would McCain know about military detention, anyway? Vietnam is so over.]

GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham, another newly christened "maverick" who appeared on MSNBC's "Hardball" last week, lodged similar allegations about the absence of trials for Gitmo detainees:

"We need a procedure and process that will allow us to determine who an enemy combatant is, interrogate them to make us safer in a humane way, and set up trials for the worst offenders and repatriate those who -- who don't meet the category of a -- of a threat. That, to me, would look good to the world. It would make us safer."

My friend, Judge Andrew Napolitano, made a similar assertion on Fox News's "O'Reilly Factor" last week: "The government is not giving them those trials."

And now, the facts:

Every single detainee currently being held at Guantanamo Bay has received a hearing before a military tribunal. Every one.

Oh, that dear, sweet, innocent girl. She really thinks that a military tribunal held out of sight of the rest of the world is just as good as a trial. How cute!

(Of course, a few detainees have been released, as Lulu says, but we don't want to look real hard at how long those innocent people were detained, and what was done to them before the military tribunal decided they were innocent.)

I swear, Little Lulu should star in her own sitcom. Any ideas for a name for the show? I was thinking "Stupid Twit," but maybe that's not cute enough.

Via Susie Madrak.

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