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Attention, NYC: White House still stuck on stupid

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 8, 2010 12:06 PM

The dream of Cirque du Jihad in the Big Apple lives. The White House won’t rule out multiple Gitmo civilian trials in NYC, despite bipartisan opposition and massive public outrage over the costs, risks, and recklessness.

Still stuck on stupid, via the NYDailyNews:

The feds may still try the 9/11 terror thugs near Ground Zero, President Obama said yesterday, shocking critics.

“I have not ruled it out, but I think it’s important for us to take into account the practical, logistical issues involved,” Obama told CBS News anchor Katie Couric.

…Julie Menin, the chairwoman of lower Manhattan’s Community Board 1, said Obama needs to say where he stands on the issue once and for all.

The President “should unequivocally state that he will not hold these trials in New York City and then figure out where they’re going to move the trial,” she said.

Related: Team O’s civil-liberties woes

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs declared last week that 9/11 kingpin KSM “is going to meet justice, and he’s going to meet his maker and he’s likely to be executed for the heinous crimes that he committed.”

And President Obama himself said something similar last November, declaring of KSM: “I don’t think that it will be offensive at all when he’s convicted and the death sentence is applied to him.”

Now, obviously KSM is guilty, and richly deserves to die.

Indeed, he and his comrades offered to plead guilty before military tribunals — and to accept the death penalty.

But now that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have decided, in order to prove that America really is committed to civil liberties, to try these killers in civilian court, they need to . . . well, respect civil liberties.

Loose talk like that from Gibbs and Obama is a hanging curveball for defense lawyers determined to exploit every single one of KSM & Co.’s new constitutional rights.

That defense lawyers’ cabal, I remind you again, includes a cadre of Attorney General Eric Holder’s old colleagues at Covington & Burling.

Nice assist, eh?


Via Keep America Safe, here’s the Obama video. Still not listening:

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