A few days ago on Instapundit I saw a joke about the upcoming trial in New York of terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, namely that “KSM sounds like an early 90s techno band name.”
The reference is to the one hit wonder band KLF, but I was instantly reminded of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has inspired a slew of thoughtless, baseless, anti-authoritarian protests in his favor, for no better reason than because it’s politically correct and the media has decided that he’s cool.
Here’s the worst case scenario for the farce of a trial for KSM that this administration has now foisted upon us: Bush Derangement Syndrome is still so strong that Hollywood and their media will campaign for his exoneration, without directly addressing the substance of his actual acts of terrorism, of course, but will plead that he is a “patriotic insurgent” whose rights have been denied him, that he’s been tortured (he’s one of the few people who was ever waterboarded), and that releasing him will be a gesture of goodwill to the middle east, etc. Or something like that.
And it may well be feasible that somewhere in the middle of this mess we will hear an updated version of an early 90s techno hit on the radio: “KSM! Uh huh, uh-huh, uh-huh. KSM is gonna rock ya!”