Never thought you’d see those words on this blog, huh? Well, neither did I.
But yesterday, Senator Jim Webb, who rarely does anything of which I approve, stood up to President Barack Obama and the national-security nincompoops in his Administration who have decided to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his band of thugs as criminals in New York. “Those who have committed acts of international terrorism are enemy combatants,” said Sen. Webb, a former Marine, former Secretary of the Navy, and (like me) former Republican. “They do not belong in our country[;] they do not belong in our courts, and they do not belong in our prisons.”
After the disgusting display of last fall, it’s refreshing to see a prominent Virginia politician standing up to a president of his own party on a matter of grave importance to America’s well-being. From time to time, I ask you to call Sen. Webb and ask him to vote a certain way on some legislation. Now I’m asking you to do something a little different. If you are a Virginian outraged by the decision to treat terrorists like regular criminals, please call Sen. Webb’s office at (202) 224-4024 and thank him for standing up to President Obama.