PRICELESS!!! Reversal of fortune?
President Barack Hussein Obama does not listen to the American people, will he listen to his own advisers? According to The Washington Post, Obama’s advisers are set to recommend to The One that the September 11, 2001 terrorists who plotted 9/11 be tired in military tribunals.
President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.
The president’s advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States.
Actually, it is the bipartisan opposition of the American people that are against KSM and the other masterminds of the 9/11 terror attacks be head in a military tribunal and not civilian court. So Obama is going to do a flip-flop on trying terrorists in criminal court after he halted the military tribunals on these terrorists?
Of course this would be an Obama flip-flop to a previous flip-flop. Does that mean he is back where he started? So much for that campaign rhetoric. The LEFT is going to love this one. This just be one reversal of fortune that is too much to stomach. This President is a piece of work, can either the LEFT or RIGHT trust what comes from his lips? The Independents certainly do not.
The NRO says that this is an Obama head fake and the real political end game by Obama is to close GITMO. The truth of the matter is that Obama is playing politics with our national security. But that’s the Chicago way, get your agenda done at any cost not matter who it hurts.
The real agenda here is to close Gitmo. That’s the ball to keep your eye on. The Post is trying to soften the opposition to shuttering the detention camp by portraying beleaguered, reasonable Obama as making a great compromise that will exasperate the Left. The idea is to strengthen Sen. Lindsey Graham’s hand in seeking reciprocal compromise from our side.
This, however, is a matter of national security, not horse-trading over a highway bill. You don’t agree to do a stupid thing that endangers the country just because your opposition has magnanimously come off its insistence that you do two stupid things that endanger the country.
If KSM and his band of terrorist are ultimately tried in a military tribunal, what does that mean for the fate of AG Eric Holder? He was the scape goat on the criminal court decision, of course Barack Obama had no say in the matter. Of course not.