November 14th, 2009

obama Arrogance

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 9/11 U.S. Trial is OBAMARX INSANITY

The self-described mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four alleged co-conspirators have been designated to stand trial in a federal courtroom in New York City. In rejecting the option of trying the five men before a military commission, the Obama administration is setting the stage the trial in a civilian courthouse just a short walk from the empty skyline where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood.

In addition to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Holder said the four other 9/11 suspects who will stand trial are Walid Muhammed Salih Mubarak Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, Ali Abdul-Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Al Hawsawi.

But the move carries huge risks. It opens the door to aggressive defense tactics that will seek to put the US government itself on trial for alleged lawless kidnappings and interrogations. It will trigger an array of fundamental constitutional challenges – including an argument that the last place on earth the 9/11 conspirators can receive a fair trial is New York City.

It carries risks that a trial in an open New York courtroom could provide an international stage for Mr. Mohammed to portray himself to the Muslim world as a hero and martyr who has endured torture and injustice at the hands of the US government in service to Islam. A guilty verdict and death sentence under those circumstances would only enhance his standing among some Muslims.

In announcing the decision to bring Mohammed and four others to New York, Holder also said the administration had designated five other Guantánamo detainees to stand trial before military commissions. The most important of those defendants is Abdal Rahim Al-Nashiri, who is accused of plotting and funding the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.

The announcements were made as part of a high-priority effort to make good on President Obama's pledge to close the Guantánamo detention camp by Jan. 22. But that pledge looks increasingly unlikely.
tcu frog

No. 4 TCU (9-0, 5-0) vs. No. 14 Utah (8-1, 5-0) in FORT WORTH

Nov. 14 Fort Worth, Texas 6:30 p.m.
Amon G. Carter Stadium (44,358) CBS College Sports

Mr. Wolf will be there with over 45,000 strong (standing room only tickets sold )

ABOUT THE GAME

No. 4 TCU hosts No. 14 Utah in a key Mountain West Conference game with championship
implications. The Horned Frogs and Utes are both 5-0 in MWC play and sit
atop the league standings.

ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live Saturday from the Campus
Commons on the TCU campus.

Since beginning MWC play in 2005, TCU is facing Utah for the first time on a
Saturday. The previous four meetings were Thursday night games.

Dating back to last season, TCU has won 11 in a row and holds the nation’s thirdlongest
current winning streak (Florida 19, Texas 13).


The Frogs have their longest winning streak since a 13-game run over the final 10
contests in 2005 and the opening three games in 2006. At the time, it was the nation’s
longest winning streak.

The Frogs are one of six undefeated teams remaining in the nation.

TCU has outscored its opponents 178-25 in its last four games while allowing just two
touchdowns.

TCU has its highest ranking since it was fourth in the Oct. 15, 1956 AP poll.

This is TCU’s first home game with both teams ranked this high since Nov. 30, 1935,
when TCU (10-0) was No. 1 in the AP and Williamson polls, while SMU (10-0) was
No. 1 in Dickinson. The Mustangs won 20-14.

TCU is 60-1 when allowing 17 points or less under head coach Gary Patterson. Its
lone loss was last year’s 13-10 setback at Utah.


GOOD STARTS

At 9-0, TCU is off to its best start since 2003, when it won its opening 10 games.

The Frogs are 9-0 for only the second time since their 1938 national championship
season and the sixth time in their history (2003, 1938, 1935, 1929, 1920).

FROG FASHION

TCU will have a new look when it takes the field Saturday against Utah. The Frogs
are one of 10 programs nationally to be selected to wear the Nike Pro Combat uniform,
the lightest football uniform Nike has ever created. The Nike Pro Combat
Uniform will be officially introduced at the start of the 2010 season.

DEFENDING THEIR HOME

TCU has a 12-game home winning streak. The last loss was 27-20 to Utah in 2007.

Since 1999, TCU is 54-6 (.900) in its last 60 home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

In their last two home games, the Frogs have not allowed a touchdown and have
outscored their opponents 85-6.

TCU is allowing just 203.7 yards per game in four home contests this season. The
Frogs have surrendered a total of 202 yards rushing (50.5 per game) on 106 attempts
(1.9 per carry).


SERIES NOTES

TCU’s first-ever game in the Mountain West Conference was a 23-20 overtime victory
in Fort Worth over Utah in 2005, snapping the Utes’ 18-game winning streak.

Utah has won the last three games to take a 5-1 series lead.

TCU is 1-2 against Utah in Fort Worth and 0-3 in Salt Lake City.

The Frogs dropped a pair of meetings in the 1996-97 campaigns when both teams
were members of the Western Athletic Conference.