In stark language, Holder lambasted Congress for imposing restrictions blocking any detainees from being tried in the U.S., saying that the "unwise and unwarranted restrictions" undermine the U.S. in counter-intelligence and counter-terror efforts.
Expressing his disappointment in no uncertain terms, the attorney general said that as a native New Yorker, he knows as well as anyone the federal court's capacity to try the suspects. He added that he's intimately familiar with the cases, much moreso than congressional members -- or the public -- who opposed allowing the cases to be held in the United States.
"Do I know better than them? Yes. I respect their ability to disagree but they should respect that this is an executive branch function, a unique executive branch function," Holder said in a press conference.
What an arrogant prick Holder is--"I know better than them." What about the opposition from 9/11 families? Never mind the fact that KSM and his fellow scumbag terrorists planned to use the trials as a platform to publicly put US foreign policy on trial.
We all know how well the first civil trial for Islamofascist terrorists went - an acquittal on over 284 counts and guilty on one. Way to go on that one, Eric Holder!