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Before there was 9/11, there was 10/12. Do you remember? We are nearing the 10th anniversary of the USS Cole bombing that took the lives of these American heroes on Oct. 12, 2000:

Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow

Mess Management Specialist Lakina Francis

Information Systems Technician Tim Guana

Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Gunn

Seaman James McDaniels

Engineman 2nd Class Mark Nieto

Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Owens

Seaman Recruit Lakiba Parker

Engineman Fireman Joshua Parlett

Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy

Electronics Warfare Technician Kevin Rux

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ron Santiago

Operations Special 2nd Class Timothy Sanders

Fireman Gary Swenchonis Jr

Ensign Andrew Triplett

Seaman Apprentice Craig Wibberly

Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Clodfelter.

In another disgraceful act of the Obama Department of Social Justice, the Washington Post reports that the feds are “shelving” prosecution of a major USS Cole bombing suspect at Gitmo. Why? Because of bad optics.

Priorities:

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing. The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions.

…Military officials said a team of prosecutors in the Nashiri case has been ready go to trial for some time. And several months ago, military officials seemed confident that Nashiri would be arraigned this summer.

“It’s politics at this point,” said one military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss policy. He said he thinks the administration does not want to proceed against a high-value detainee without some prospect of civilian trials for other major figures at Guantanamo Bay.

A White House official disputed that.

Spitting on the graves of the fallen.

Never forget.

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Corruption, Eric Holder, Islam, Terrorist attacks