Obamanation: Somali Pirate May Be Granted US Asylum — Terrorists to Follow

Somali Pirate May Be Granted US Asylum — Terrorists to Follow (Moonbattery)

phillips_pirates.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlargeOne advantage of allowing the country to be run by moonbats is that their policies enrich America’s multicultural diversity. What could be more excitingly exotic than importing pirates from Solamia?

The failed prosecution of an alleged Somali pirate — and the fact that that failure could leave him living freely, and permanently, inside U.S. borders — is highlighting anew the risks of trying terror suspects in American courts.

Just a few weeks ago, Ali Mohamed Ali was facing the possibility of a mandatory life sentence in a 2008 shipjacking off the coast of Yemen — an incident much like the one dramatized in the film “Captain Phillips.” Now, the Somali native is in immigration detention in Virginia and seeking permanent asylum in the United States.

Ali, who was accused of piracy for acting as a translator and negotiator for a crew of pirates, was partially acquitted by a jury in November after a trial in Washington. Prosecutors initially vowed a retrial but decided last month to drop the rest of the case against him.

That’s just the kind of situation that opponents of U.S. criminal trials for Al Qaeda suspects caught abroad have long feared: The government falls short at trial — and the courts eventually order an accused terror figure freed to live legally among Americans. …

One current federal terrorism prosecutor said the Ali case and the potential for his eventual release is another reason why foreign Al Qaeda suspects picked up overseas should not be brought to the United States but should instead be detained at Guantánamo or some other facility.

Alternatively, they could be killed on sight, since we no longer allow ourselves to interrogate them effectively, so they are of no use to us alive. You never know, Obama might one day honor his repeated promise to close Club Gitmo, which might result in the world’s worst terrorists moving to Dearborn and sponging off welfare as they plan their next attacks.

In the olden days, pirates didn’t qualify for welfare.

On a tip from Bill T. Hat tip: Right Wing News.