Jose Padilla Guilty on All Charges
Jose Padilla is guilty:
Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant, was convicted Thursday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration’s zeal to clamp down on terrorism.
But it was hardly a complete victory for the government. When Padilla was arrested in the months following the 2001 terrorist attacks, authorities touted him as a key al-Qaida operative who planned to detonate a radioactive “dirty bomb” in a U.S. city. That allegation never made it to court.
Instead, after a three-month trial and only a day and a half of deliberations, the 36-year-old Padilla and his foreign-born co-defendants were convicted of conspiracy to murder, kidnap and maim people and two counts of providing material support to terrorists.
STACLU has a big roundup on reaction to the verdict.
Hat Tip Larwyn
Jules Crittenden thinks a terrorism conviction by a jury of his peers should shut up the Padillista cheering section.
Update: The anti-American, anti-Semitic Democracy Now joins the moonbats in mourning:
Today Democracy Now has this EXCLUSIVE: An Inside Look at How U.S. Interrogators Destroyed the Mind of Jose Padilla
…Because to these Leftists, it is America’s fault- Always!
HotAir has a collection of a few choice quotes.