This insufferable little boil on the butt of journalism has the following eye-catcher at his site today:
The big fat scary red text points to this story and refers to this passage in the Concord (NH) Monitor:
But wouldn't most Americans feel strongly that bin Laden should be tried in America - and put to death?This is the unmitigated crap that's being fed and processed into the right-wing propaganda machine. Note that Dean did not say in any context that Osama is good, or Osama is not guilty, or Osama is swell, or any variation of how this will be spun by the right. Dean stands by the primary notion of American justice, and he gets demonized for it. This is what America has turned into.
"I've resisted pronouncing a sentence before guilt is found," Dean said. "I still have this old-fashioned notion that even with people like Osama, who is very likely to be found guilty, we should do our best not to, in positions of executive power, not to prejudge jury trials. So I'm sure that is the correct sentiment of most Americans, but I do think if you're running for president, or if you are president, it's best to say that the full range of penalties should be available. But it's not so great to prejudge the judicial system."
Take your red ink and stick it in your hat, Matt. Your hero Bush doesn't think Osama's capture is more important than that of a two-bit Middle East dictator who hasn't done (or had the ability to do) squat to mainland America. Red ink that, you gremlin.