ABOUT FACE … the continued legacy of Scott Brown’s Senate victory in Massachusetts.
Barack Obama finally realizes that is was a mistake to try Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other 911 terrorists in NYC, now if only if Obama could admit it was a mistake to try these enemies of the United States in military tribunals rather than federal criminal court.
Obama & AG Holder … Terrorism issue will haunt Dems in midterms
Looks like the brilliant decision by the Obama Administration to try KSM and other terrorists in NYC is being nixed. The Obama White House has asked the Justicen Depatment to to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.
The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said he would “prefer that they did it elsewhere” and then spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder.
“It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that’s too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood,” Bloomberg told reporters.
“There are places that would be less expensive for the taxpayers and less disruptive for New York City.”
Now we see why Obama said way back when that it was the DOJ’s and Eroc Holder’s decision to pick NYC for the civilian trial of terrorists, so that The One could be provided cover if the heat got too much. However, Mr. President in such a high level decision like this … the buck stops with you.
However, as pointed out by Hot Air, the White House order to the DOJ is only to move the trial to some place else in New York, not to a military tribunal where it belongs. So who will be the lucky NY community to win the KSL trial sweepstake and have terrorists tried in your back yard?
It was just the other day thatRepublican House Minority Leader John Boehner, “There is not going to be a trial in New York, I guarantee it.” However, more shocking was when CA Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein came out against KSM being tried in NYC as well. Could this be part of Obama’s waning support in the face of the upcoming midterm elections?
However, does it really matter what city there is a civilian trial for these terrorists? As Weasel Zippers states, no matter where a trial might be located, it will still be a media Three Ring Circus. It’s the issue of the trial, not specifically it’s location, although NYC was in bad taste and a ridiculous choice by the DOJ.
It is obvious to all that the DOJ and Barack Obama made a huge mistake in bringing these terror trial to NYC. Sadly, the only reason why Obama did a reversal of fortune was due to a Senate loss in Massachusetts