The prez channels a TV lawyer, his Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Incompetano assures us that the system works just great and our very own Nigerian terrorist is lawyered up, wrapped in the protection of American criminal law.
Danish media say Mr Westergaard was in his home in Aarhus with his wife and grandchild when a man broke in and threatened him with a hammer.
Mr Westergaard, 74, is said to have raised the alarm and police entered the house and shot the intruder.
Mr Westergaard’s cartoons were printed by Jyllands-Posten newspaper in 2005.
He mocked Muslim suicide bombers by depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban.
But the drawing triggered violent protests, with Danish embassies attacked by Muslims around the world and dozens killed in riots.
Mr Westergaard went into hiding amid threats to his life, but emerged last year saying he wanted to live as normal a life as possible. His house has been heavily fortified and is under close police protection.
Mr Westergaard told Jyllands-Posten that the man had entered his house by smashing a window with a hammer and had shouted in broken English that he wanted to kill him.
This is not a criminal matter. This is a war. The Somali and our own Nigerian attacker are not entitled to criminal law protections. They are illegal combatants – out of uniform and making direct, intentional war on civilians.
And we do not need a clueless chief executive and an clue-proof head of Homeland Security.
We need enemy combatants treated as such, not given legal rights they are not entitled to.