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.

Charles Johnson notes that the Left’s leading blog is mourning this terrorist’s conviction:


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.

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