There are two great, GREAT pictures of this theater of absurdity, the US Army calls a courts martial now underway down in Fort Hood Texas where a mass killer is trying to plead 'martyr' and the Army is just pleading..... go away!
The first is this great editorial cartoon by the esteemed, Ramirez:
And the second is a great editorial column by Mark Steyn in the National Review. "Know Thine Enemy:
"On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at
Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days
later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at
a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort
Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu
akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later,
his court-martial finally got under way.
The U.S. Army seems disinclined to hold anything against him, especially
the 13 corpses plus an unborn baby. Major Hasan fired his lawyers,
presumably because they were trying to get him off — on the grounds that
he’d had a Twinkie beforehand, or his beard don’t fit so you must
acquit, or some such. As a self-respecting jihadist, Major Hasan quite
reasonably resented being portrayed as just another all-American loon
gone postal. So he sacked his defense team, only to have the court
appoint a standby defense team just in case there were any arcane
precedents and obscure case law he needed clarification on. I know
that’s the way your big-time F. Lee Bailey types would play it, but it
doesn’t seem to be Major Hasan’s style. On the very first day of the
trial, he stood up and told the jury that “the evidence will clearly
show that I am the shooter.” Later, in one of his few courtroom
interventions, he insisted that it be put on the record that “the
alleged murder weapon” was, in fact, his. The trial then came to a halt
when the standby defense team objected to the judge that Major Hasan’s
defense strategy (yes, I did it; gimme a blindfold, cigarette, and tell
the virgins here I come) would result in his conviction and execution. "
For the rest of this great column -- click here and read it in it's common sense totality!