Now comes Diane Ravitch, a critic of undemocratic schooling practices who turns around and defends the most anti-democratic abridgment of Constitutional rights ever handed us by Bush and Cheney. Her latest tweets are little more than fear-mongering and spreading baseless alarm, while attacking the Justice Department's attempt to try accused terrorists being held without trials or hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Here's some of those tweets:
The terrorist trial will be delayed for years by pre-trial motions and every shred of evidence will be challenged. They may walk.KSM committed no crime? KSM may walk? Where? In Brooklyn? What happened to Ravitch the small d democrat? Thanks to Obama for (too slowly) getting rid of torture, indefinite imprisonment without trial, hearings, lawyers or habeas corpus. And what the hell is wrong with pre-trial motions and challenging every shred of evidence, anyway? Aren't those the underpinnings of our system of justice?
Obama decision to give KSM and other terrorists a civilian trial is incomprehensible.
They did not commit a "crime." 9/11 was terrorism.
This may be Obama's worst decision.
The best response to fear mongers like Ravitch, Beck and Limbaugh comes from 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser. Check it out and tell me what you think.