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Bloviating Zeppelin: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN, Is Correct

Bloviating Zeppelin

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Commander Kirk Lippold, USN, Is Correct

Once the Captain of the USS Cole (damaged by terrorists whilst at anchor in Aden harbor, Yemen, on October 12th of 2000), Commander Kirk Lippold, USN retired, made a statement on Friday, January 30th, that hammered a Rivet of Truth into the already-damaged hull of President Obama's Ship of Defeatism regarding Guantanamo:

We shouldn't make policy decisions based on human rights and legal advocacy groups," retired US navy Commander Kirk Lippold said in a telephone interview.

"We should consider what is best for the American people, which is not to jeopardize those who are fighting the war on terror - or even more adversely impact the families who have already suffered losses as a result of the war."


Yesterday, Lippold called Pohl's decision "a victory for the 17 families of the sailors who lost their lives on the USS Cole over eight years ago."

Why this comment and why now? From the Miami Herald:
The chief judge of the Guantánamo war court Thursday spurned a presidential request to freeze the military commissions, and said he would go forward with next month's hearing for an alleged USS Cole bomber in a capital terror case.

Abd el Rahim al Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, faces a Feb. 9 arraignment on terror charges he helped orchestrate the October 2000 al Qaeda suicide bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors off the coast of Yemen.

Nashiri is now held at the remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba after years of CIA detention in which the agency has confirmed it waterboarded him in secret custody.

"On its face, the request to delay the arraignment is not reasonable," the judge, Army Col. James Pohl, wrote in his three-page ruling denying a prosecution request to delay Nashiri's first court appearance.

So, President Obama stymied already? Sorry to report, apparently: yes.

BZ

9 Comments:

Blogger TexasFred said...

Obama was stymied before he ever got there...

He's stymied and we're screwed... Hell of a combination huh??

Fri Jan 30, 05:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Unfortunately: TRUE.

bz

Fri Jan 30, 06:43:00 PM PST  
Blogger Average American said...

Colonel Pohl and Commander Lippold either have balls the size of cantelopes, or they don't plan on staying in the service much longer. Either way, "I SALUTE YOU BOTH SIRS!!"

NObama must be boiling internally. No wonder he shit-canned the jackets at the White House! To bad more REAL Americans wouldn't stand up and "flip him off!"

Fri Jan 30, 09:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AA, as you may have read, Commander Lippold has the words (Ret) behind his title indicating he is, of course, retired. Then and only then can he make his comments public as he no longer answers to his then- or-current Commander-In-Chief.

BZ

Fri Jan 30, 09:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

We used to go after pirates... al Qaeda, HAMAS, Hezbollah... they have all waged unaccountable war on the open seas... but we are too 'civilized' to say that and do what is necessary. Or to respond to attacks upon our Embassies defended by Marines.

Until we understand the cost of civilization is ensuring that it is defended and harshly, we will become uncivilized and deserve the Law of Nature that descends upon us.

Sat Jan 31, 07:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

God Bless these men!
And I'd much rather have Stymie of the Li'l Rascals in the White House than this stymied prez!

Sat Jan 31, 07:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

DW: wow. What a statement.

BZ

Sat Jan 31, 07:55:00 PM PST  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It's disgusting that justice for the USS Cole hasn't happened, and that not just Yemen but our own government seem to have stood in the way of pushing forward on investigation and prosecution.

Mon Feb 02, 11:49:00 AM PST  
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