Obama Still Supports NYC Terror Trials, Um, I Think
Via the New York Times today at 12:45 PM.
MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – President Obama has not changed his view on whether the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks should face trial in New York City, a White House spokesman said today, despite fresh criticism from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that the proceedings should be moved from Manhattan.
“Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is a murderous thug who has admitted to some of the most heinous crimes ever committed against our country,” Bill Burton, the White House deputy press secretary, told reporters. “The president is committed to seeing that he’s brought to justice.”
Oops, my bad - what a difference less than 7 hours makes. Heckuva job, Barry!
White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.
The decision came after Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians across the state railed against President Obama's plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan Federal Court.