18 Jun '11, 3am

U.S. Attorney General Says No to Fear-Based Politics: With a hat tip to Ryan Reilly over at TPM Muckraker, Attor...

U.S. Attorney General Says No to Fear-Based Politics: With a hat tip to Ryan Reilly over at TPM Muckraker, Attor...

With a hat tip to Ryan Reilly over at TPM Muckraker , Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the American Constitution Society on Thursday night and argued passionately for prosecuting terrorists in regular courts . Like the question of torture, the issue of whether terrorist trials should be conducted in civilian or military courts goes to the heart of fear-based politics. And as with so many political debates these days, it's a clash between the facts and manipulative amped-up rhetoric. Attorney General Holder reminded his audience that none of the dark scenarios hyped by the administration's critics -- prison break-outs by wily terrorists or attacks by their supporters at courthouses -- has ever materialized. Most important of all is the fact that while civilian prosecutors have racked up hundreds of convictions of terrorists in the regular judicial system, their militar...

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