“Let’s just say that, that, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, is brought to the United States to be tried in a federal court in the United States, under a federal judge, and we know what some of those judges do, and on a technicality, such as, let’s just say he wasn’t read his Miranda rights. … He is released into the streets of America. Walks over and steps up into a US embassy and applies for asylum for fear that he can’t go back home cause he spilled the beans on al Qaeda. What happens then if another judge grants him asylum in the United States and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on a path to citizenship.” Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa)
I know there is some tough competition, but this has to be the dumbest thing said by anyone in the last twenty years. Is there anyone on the planet who honestly thinks that KSM is going to be released because he was not read his Miranda rights? And since when did King decide KSM deserves Miranda rights?
Aside from that, is there anyone on the planet who thinks that KSM will not be found guilty in any jurisdiction in the country? Anyone?
And even then, King’s primary concern is that KSM, once freed by an activist judge and allowed to roam the streets, is primarily a danger because he will…. apply for citizenship?
Here is an idea. Put King in Gitmo and allow KSM to represent the people of Iowa. They will be better off.
*** Update ***
The Daily Show already dealt with this:
It really says a great deal about the current Republican party that virtually anything they say can be used as the foundation of a comedy skit. Not to mention, the Colbert Report, a pretty successful show, was designed SOLELY as a vehicle for mocking these nitwits.