Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bachmann and Dzhokhar

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death yesterday for his role in the Boston Marathon Bombing. I expected this outcome. I think most of us did. What is more important to me in this case is that Tsarnaev was tried through our judicial process. Tsarnaev was able to defend himself against all charges while in full public view. He was treated fairly under the law. There were some amoung us who do not think that this trial should have happen; Michelle Bachmann for example…

During a recent appearance on Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show, Bachmann said the Obama administration's decision not to classify Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant is a "miscarriage of justice." That classification would've allowed officials to question Tsarnaev indefinitely before any charges were pressed.
- via The Blotter
I remember thinking how un-American her comments were then (2013). In retrospect, I underestimated her. She’s anti-American in the sense that she will freely cast aside due process while at the same time she attempted to undermine our core democratic processes with political rhetoric. My prediction is that Dzhokhar will outlive Bachmann’s polictica career.