The top Republican in the Senate invoked the high-profile acquittal of Casey Anthony on charges she murdered her daughter as a reason to oppose the use of civilian trials for terrorism suspects.
"These are not American citizens. We just found with the Caylee Anthony case how difficult is to get a conviction in a U.S. court," Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on "Fox News Sunday." McConnell has called on the Obama administration to place suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay and prosecute them in the military justice system.
"I don't think a foreigner is entitled to all the protections of the Bill of Rights. They should not be in U.S. courts. They should be at Guantanamo and before military commissions," McConnell said.
To recap, Mitch McConnell sees the "innocent until proven guilty" part of the American justice system as a fatal weakness that means we can't possibly try terrorists in civilian court, even though in a number of high profile cases prosecutors has successfully earned convictions.
The fact that Casey Anthony was found not guilty means you should hate and despise the American justice system and instead just demand show trials where evidence doesn't matter and we can feel good about locking "them" up because we would never, falsely accuse anyone of being a terrorist so really what's the point of a trial?
Because if you know, a terrorist was found not guilty, he would immediately kill everyone you know and we would never be able to stop a terror plot like that before it happened, like we umm, stopped the Times Square car bomb guy and underwear guy and hey, come to think of it Democrats seem to be pretty good at prosecuting terrorist and stopping terror plots in general, it seems.
Mitch of course would never want to remind you of that.