Mutt & Jeff Try the Village Idiots--as Terrorists
December 14, 2007
U.S. Falters in Terror Case Against 7 in Miami
By KIRK SEMPLE
MIAMI — One of seven indigent men charged with plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago as part of an Islamic jihad was acquitted on Thursday, and a mistrial was declared in the prosecution of the six others after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked.
The outcome was a significant defeat for the Bush administration, which had described the case as a major crackdown on homegrown terrorists.
. . . were charged with planning to join forces with Al Qaeda to blow up the Chicago skyscraper and several federal buildings in an effort at a government overthrow.
Mutt (the FBI) and Jeff (the US Attorney's office) baited these misguided souls into a meeting where they were hoping to scam a few bucks. Instead of being embarrassed by the con, the Feds are actually going to re-try them.
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