Barack Obama Is a Traitor


Barack Obama is a traitor.

That’s what Dick Cheney said. Too bad Tiger Woods stepped on the story.

The decision to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York, ” title=”was warned”>was warned: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” ” title=”tough”>tough ” title=”hearing him”>hearing him slander Obama for endangering our troops, weakening our security and making America less safe that Cheney’s act has come to seem more Chicken Little than Doctor Evil.

Or maybe there’s a double standard. A man who manipulated intelligence to justify a misbegotten war; who authorized torture; who ordered illegal wiretapping of Americans; who outed and endangered a covert CIA agent in order to punish a whistleblower; who directed billions in no-bid contracts to the company he ran and retains a substantial financial interest in: maybe the media were tougher on a Democratic president who was impeached for lying about fellatio than they ever were on a de facto Republican president who should arguably have been impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Or maybe we’re just so busy ” title=”Guido”>Guido boys and philandering boys that we’ve lost our faculty for distinguishing what’s interesting from what’s important, what’s catnip for our attention from what’s corrosive to our democracy.

Liz Cheney ” title=”Rudy Giuliani said”>Rudy Giuliani said: The conviction in a New York federal court of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing, demonstrated “that we can give people a fair trial, that we are exactly what we say we are…. I think he’s going to be a symbol of American justice.”

There are no television cameras in federal courtrooms. Federal judges can instantly quash incendiary speeches by defendants. Do the Cheneys want to pre-emptively accuse the judge in the Khalid Shaikh Mohammed trial of treason, too? 

As respected terrorism expert