January 31, 2010

ROBERT GIBBS OPENS HIS MOUTH AND REMOVES ALL DOUBT: Gibbs: Accused 9/11 plotter likely to be executed. “Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday.” This statement, from an official White House spokesman, seems a bit indiscreet. Certainly if the goal is to impress the rest of the world with the fairness of our civilian judicial system, official statements that treat conviction and execution as near-certain would seem to undercut the whole point of the exercise.

UPDATE: Power Line: The Holder Hangover — And Whence It Comes.