Open letter to John
© 2001 WorldNetDaily.com - Joseph Farah
Dear Mr. Attorney General:
I knew you would disappoint me when I agreed
to support your nomination as attorney general.
Politicians always disappoint me. But I had no
idea it would be so soon.
Your press conference last Thursday was an
You insist on executing Timothy McVeigh,
come hell or high water, June 11 - as if there is
some magic in that date. You say we have to do
that because all the evidence has now been
turned over to his defense team. You say there
is nothing in the new evidence that could
possibly have affected the outcome of the trial.
You suggest we can just trust you on all that.
Well, pardon me, Mr. Attorney General, but
many of us in America don't trust politicians to
do the right thing - especially when the
agencies over which they preside have been
obstructing justice and obfuscating the truth for
I strongly suggest you not become a party to
that process - lest you wind up with as much
respect as your predecessor.
Let's suppose the convicted Oklahoma City
bomber's defense team doesn't see it the same
way you do. Are they just out of luck and out of
time? If I was part of that defense team, I would
be moving for a mistrial. In fact, I can see no
other way to serve justice in this case but
through a retrial with all the facts on the table.
You are not the judge, jury and executioner in
this case. You are merely the attorney general.
You are exceeding your authority in this case.
You claim the documents previously withheld
from the McVeigh defense and the American
people represent "less than 1 percent" of the
hundreds of thousands of pages of evidence in
the case. Big deal. Cases are not won or lost on
the basis of the physical weight of the evidence.
They are won and lost on the evidence itself.
Have you had time to personally review the
3,000 pages of new evidence in this case? If so, I
would seriously question how you are
performing your other duties. If not, you have
assigned these duties to underlings -
underlings who, I suggest, may well have been
involved in the way this case was mishandled
from the beginning.
"No documents created any doubt about his
guilt, let alone established his innocence," you
Oh, gee, well, golly. Those are nice words. But,
let's face it: You don't know squat about this
case. You haven't examined the facts. You don't
know about the mountains of evidence your
own FBI has refused to examine - or examined
and failed to act upon.
Don't make the mistake of trusting those who
erred in the past to come clean now.
Maybe you think you are just doing the right
thing "politically" by getting rid of McVeigh.
Maybe you think it will be the popular thing to
do. Well, sir, it may be. But try doing the
courageous thing. Try doing the right thing. Try
to find all the culprits in the Oklahoma City
Some of them are getting away with murder.
You say you've got the word of FBI Director
Louis Freeh that the agency "has completed its
search and produced every relevant document
in its possession." I'm sure Freeh is saying that.
I'm sure Freeh is eager to see McVeigh take the
rap for this most heinous crime. I'm sure Freeh
wants to put all this behind him. But Freeh has
bungled this case. Freeh should not be allowed
to come within a country mile of the review
Freeh should be under investigation for his
Did you ask anyone at the FBI why they turned
away people like reporter Jayna Davis who
tried to provide evidence in the case? She was
told they couldn't accept it because it would
have to be disclosed to the defense. It sure
sounds like the FBI made up its mind about
McVeigh's guilt - and McVeigh's guilt alone -
before they ever got started investigating. In
other words, it sounds like the Justice
Department found the patsy it was looking for
and never searched for the accomplices.
I'm going to conclude by asking you a few
questions I have been chanting like a mantra of
late. I hope you can answer them. If you can't,
you ought to do everything in your power to
facilitate a mistrial and retrial of Timothy
McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
What was the role of Andy Strassmeir in
the bombing? Strassmeir was closely
associated with McVeigh in the
underworld of neo-Nazi activity and
terrorist plans, according to witnesses,
including a government informant. Why
was he never questioned in the case while
some 20,000 other people were?
Strassmeir's father is Gunther Strassmeir,
Helmut Kohl's secretary of state, a man
known as the "architect of German
reunification." The younger Strassmeir
received military intelligence training at
Bundeswehr Academy in Hanover. He's
now back in Germany, reportedly living
with his parents.
The Murrah Building was the local home
of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms. Why is it that - coincidentally -
most of the ATF's employees didn't show
up for work the morning of the bombing?
Every ATF member survived the attack.
It's a stretch to believe someone wasn't
tipped off about the bombing.
Why were the reports about a planned
bombing of a federal building in
Oklahoma on April 19, 1995, by ATF
informant Carol Howe ignored? Why have
the links she drew between Strassmeir and
McVeigh been discredited?
Why did the FBI report on the day of the
bombing that two other explosive devices
were found in the building? What
happened to those "sophisticated devices"
that were larger than the one that went off?
And how did the truck bomb create a
pattern of devastation unexplainable from
its position in front of the building?
How does the government explain other
witnesses who report seeing bomb-squad
activity at the Murrah building an hour or
more before the blast?
After all, the object is not just to find someone
guilty of a crime in our country. The object is to
punish all of the criminals. Your Justice
Department hasn't done that - not even close.
The most devastating terrorist crime in the
history of our nation, with 168 killed, deserves
much more serious criminal justice work than
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