NYC terror trial decision – getting worse every few hours

There is no doubt the terrorist trial of the Sept. 11 planners in New York City will be a big show that aims to put the United States on trial. Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer in the headlines, implies American foreign policy will be on trial and he refuses to admit civilians were murdered.

O’Reilly had Fenstermaker on his show last night, and here is the video courtesy Gateway Pundit. (Actually, had to grab the video from another source – the PoliticsCentralX You Tube channel.)

O’Reilly calmly asks Fenstermaker a few times if he personally thought there was any justification for killing thousands of innocent civilians. He refuses to answer, and states over and over the jury will decide if anyone was murdered. O’Reilly reminds him millions are watching who probably think he’s a weasel.

There is something really strange about Fenstermaker. Is he a pawn encouraged to get out in front of the media and test the waters? Does he really wants to be part of the defense team? (Note, he is not part of the defense team.)

Since he has only met with one of the terrorists (not sure which one) and will not be on the defense team why do we care what this guy thinks?

What is his thought process here? I understand that he – as a defense lawyer – wants these terrorists to have a fair trial, but they could have had a fair trial in a military court.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lazybum on November 24, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I think I vomited a little in my mouth while listening to this. What was it that Shakespeare said about lawyers?

    • Anne-EH on November 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

      I think it goes by the words of "kill the lawyers"?

  2. comanchepilot on November 24, 2009 at 6:07 am

    in cases like this how about a nice little prosecution of this guy under the alien and sedition acts for treason . . .

  3. Dimsdale on November 24, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Have we found anything that shows that Obama and the Democrats care about the U.S. first and themselves and the terrorists second?


    I haven't seen a thing yet.

  4. sammy22 on November 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

    These guys should be left to rot at Gitmo.

  5. sammy22 on November 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    A winning issue for the conservative cause, that’s what I’d say.

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