Posted on | December 28, 2011 | 20 Comments
A federal judge has signed a default judgment finding Iran, the Taliban and al Qaeda liable in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Judge George Daniels in Manhattan signed the judgment Thursday, a week after hearing testimony in the 10-year-old case. The signed ruling, which he promised last week, came in a $100 billion lawsuit brought by family members of victims of the attacks. He directed a magistrate judge to preside over remaining issues, including fixing compensatory and punitive damages.
Over at Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller reacts:
This was an act of war. Yet Iran has not been punished for its role in the 911 attacks. As this new information contines to emerge, the next President of the United States should remove this murderous regime. That should be a campaign promise.
We can be sure that Obama is going to do nothing about this, except maybe film another obsequious video reaching out to the bloody mullahs.
I’m not as sure as Pamela here. It would be totally in keeping with Obama’s cynical style to look at this judgement and decide that a formal declaration of war is in order, and then commence to clean house. If BHO asked for it, is Boehner going to do anything other than fall in line? Doubt it.
That way, he gets the 5% Saber-Rattling bonus in the polls, with another 10% Strange New Constitutional Respect bonus. Crazy? Sure, but you might find it equally bizarre that Newt Gingrich can’t make the primary ballot in his own state. Go figure.