“I’m just worried he’s going to win this argument for months before he gets executed.”
This is Chris Matthews from a few moments ago on Hardball, worrying about the propaganda victories he fears KSM will win spouting jihadist propaganda while on trial in New York City.
As I’ve said in earlier posts, I simply do not get this. And this from Chris Matthews who’s had an improving record of political sanity of late. First, federal trials give defendants precious little opportunity for free-form court room lectures or speeches to the cameras that don’t even exist in federal court. I guess I’m in denial about what a propaganda coup the Moussaoui trial was for al Qaeda.
But what do we have to fear? We’re going to lose this argument? Really? Why am I so alone in having confidence in this country and what it stands for?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.