Mr. David Beamer, the father of Todd Beamer, spoke on FOX News today regarding the appalling decision of Attorney General Eric Holder to bring the five September 11th suspects to a show trial in New York City. Todd Beamer was one of the patriots who sacrificed his life preventing Flight 93 from being used as a weapon of mass destruction on September 11th, 2001. Todd Beamer became famous for saying, “Lets Roll!” as the patriots stormed the cockpit.
David Beamer sat in the Senate as Eric Holder attempted to justify moving the trials of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others out of the hands of the military tribunals, where KSM was prepared to plead guilty, to federal courts in the city of New York. It became evident to Mr. Beamer that the “ruling party” in his words, was inclined to give the terrorists the rights of American citizens in an attempt to score points not against the terrorists, but against the Bush Administration. The terrorists have changed their plea to “Not Guilty” and intend, as Mr. Beamer cautioned, to use the trial to complain about American foreign policy and explain “Why they did it.”
Mr. Beamer spoke of the millions of dollars that would have to be spent on security. The danger to the citizens of New York (again) as these show criminals use their trial as a propaganda vehicle, the inconvenience of the security searches at metro stations, bus terminals, car searches before crossing bridges, and other difficulties. Most discouraging to him was the bestowing of the rights and privileges of American citizenship on these jihadis who despise everything about American citizenship.
David Beamer called the American people to fight for “regime change” in 2010 and 2012. His son would have turned 41 this week.