Lodi Loser Guilty!
Really? Some punk goes to Pakistan, comes back, doesn't do anything, and goes to jail?
Yes, precisely because Hayat didn't do anything with his terrorist training. It's pre-emptive prosecution, and it's as important to fighting terror as global pre-emptive military strikes. We need new law like this for the new post-9/11 era, and we've got it.
Hayat's attorney, Wazhma Mojaddidi (note to Hayat: Maybe next time hire a nice, white kid, not a firey Arab) said mysteriously after the trial, "There were outside influences that affected their decision (but) I am not prepared to elaborate at this time." Halliburton? Scooter Libby? People pissed off about 9/11 and our troops dying in Iraq? Hard to say.
But Mojaddidi (rhymes with rabid kitty) did say she will appeal.
And it's a federal case.
And it's in the Ninth Circuit.
So the fat lady (that would be Reinhardt) hasn't sung quite yet.
Tags: Hamid Hayat, Lodi, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Mojaddidi