Obama & White House Does About Face in Trial of KSM & Other Terrorists in NYC

 

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.

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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



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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Obama & White House Does About Face in Trial of KSM & Other Terrorists in NYC”

    1. super dave on January 29th, 2010 8:10 am

      wow ! if the president was as nice to the American citizen as he is toward terrorists we would be in good shape.

    2. nurturer on January 29th, 2010 8:43 am

      Retards at Work

    3. super dave on January 29th, 2010 9:05 am

      obama is always touting his heritage. indonesia is tearing down the statue of obama as a kid.
      their reply was ” the only thing obama ever did here was to eat and shit. has has never done anything for us.”

    4. NewGirlBoston on January 29th, 2010 11:15 am

      #2–You can say that again

    5. smrstrauss on January 29th, 2010 12:11 pm

      Re: “if the president was as nice to the American citizen as he is toward terrorists we would be in good shape.”

      It is not “nice” to give terrorists criminal trials. They don’t want to be considered criminals. They want to be thought of as fighters against us, warriors.

      But they are criminals, and we should make absolutely clear to the world that they are criminals by treating them like criminals. Not with military trials, which gives the impression that they are members of a military force–which is what they want. No, let us treat them like the criminal scum that they are, with ordinary criminal trials and an ordinary judge saying at the end “I have seen murderers, and I have seen rapists, but I have never seen anything as low as you.” A military judge cannot do that. An ordinary criminal judge can.

    6. brie. on January 29th, 2010 7:58 pm

      They are not part of our military and shouldn’t be treated like they are….where is Obama’s head…this guy doesn’t know what the he~~ he’s doing….he should go back to being a community organizer…!!!!

    7. NewGirlBoston on January 29th, 2010 8:44 pm

      **** ATTENTION!! ****: PRESIDENT BARACK( I’M CLUELESS ON TERRORISM) OBAMA

      **ATTENTION!!***: VP JOE (THE FORMER “SR” SENATOR WITH SO MUCH “EXPERIENCE IN FORIEGN AFFAIRS” * NOT!) BIDEN:

      *****READ AMERICA’S LIPS:**** (Ready??) ********

      M-I-L-I-T-A-R-Y T-R-I-B-U-N-A-L

      IDIOTS!!!!!!!! And, Barry—that BOGUS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE SHOULD HAVE NOT ONLY NEVER BEEN AWARDED—IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DECLINED BY YOU AND NOW RETURNED BY YOU! HURRY! BEFORE YOU SEND THAT VIDEOTAPED MESSAGE OF YOU BOWING TO BIN LADEN & THANKING HIM FOR HIS RECENT VIDEO IS SENT OFF !

      What the hell is WRONG with you two ????

    8. Obama White House Press Sec Gibbs Says Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will be Executed after Tried & Convicted | Scared Monkeys on January 31st, 2010 5:21 pm

      [...] weak on terror tries to politicize the war on terror. The Obama Administration has already had to do an about face when it came to trying KSM and other 911 terrorists in NYC. What next, back to GITMO and military [...]

    9. Chief Judge Army Colonel James Pohl Delays Gitmo War Crimes Tribunal Against 9-11 Terrorist Sheikh Mohammed, and 4 Co-defendants to Observe Ramadan | Scared Monkeys on July 17th, 2012 7:10 am

      [...] they would try this case in the US in criminal court. Until finally Obama had no alternative but to nix the stupid idea. The trial got shipped back to GITMO as Obama flip-flopped and a campaign promise and did nothing [...]

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