Reaction Among The Blogs Regarding KSM Confession
Our buddy Allahpundit noticed an additional item in the confession:
He offered a chilling confession to “managing and following up on the Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons, such as anthrax and others, and following up on Dirty Bomb Operations on American soil.”…
Anthrax, you say? In fairness, he does not say he orchestrated the anthrax attacks.
Power Line notes that KSM was treated rather deferentially by the tribunal:
Beyond that, what is most striking about the hearing is the elaborate courtesy and respect with which Khalid is treated by the presiding officer. It is somewhat galling to see this sadistic mass murderer chatting amiably with the President of the tribunal, complaining that his name is misspelled in one of the pleadings, and comparing himself to George Washington. I can only wonder what those who howl endlessly about America's allegedly barbaric treatment of terrorist detainees would make of it. Khalid obviously saw no reason to fear for his own well-being.
The liberal blogs are focused like a laser on the torture issue. Democrat Tayler Marsh:
Not to worry, either. Because after living through waterboarding... elcectro shock...some more waterboarding... being hung by his thumbs and other delicate ahem extremities, there's no way he could be lying. Right? He wouldn't just be telling us what we want to hear, right?
Given the nature of the, um, inducements to the confessions, we have no way to know how much is true and how much is I’ll tell you anything you want to hear. All we know for certain is that the Bush Administration is, once again, waving the bloody shirt of 9/11 to distract us from its political problems.