Thursday, January 28, 2010

No Appetite for KSM

That's what John Boehner said before the SOTU... now Obama seems to agree:
The White House ordered the Justice Department to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan.
That's according to one of Obama's anonymous spokespeople, at least. But if the order was indeed given to move the trial remember one thing-- it was never Obama's idea to hold the trial in New York. It was Holder's. This will be explained to all us simple rubes in due course.

DONE 1/30/10

According to the White House media office, MSNBC division, the move is a done deal (besides, it's a Friday evening):
Though the officials wouldn’t discuss locations under consideration, others have suggested Governors Island, a former military base in New York Harbor that now welcomes summertime picnickers and bike riders; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point or Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y.
A remote military base? Who'd have thunk? Actually, it's fine so long as it doesn't cost more or threaten picnickers. My main beef all along is the disparity between the classifications of KSM and al-Nashiri or the others at Gitmo who will be tried using commissions. Holder has never offered a rational reason why he's bringing KSM to federal court in New York, so there must be something or other they want out to the press about this whole thing, and they know it might get buried without a media circus.

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