Thursday, November 12, 2009
Feds to hold the trial for Sept. 11 suspects in Manhattan
What could be the reason this is a stupid decision. Obama may have put himself in an impossible position. Holder is going after these guys in federal court under US laws. He must know that in the case of at least Khalid Mohammed some of the evidence was extracted under "techniques of extreme interrogation". Maybe his agenda is to try the Bush administration by proxy, but the net result is he risks having evidence suppressed or else torture will be sanctioned. THerefore Obama could be remembered as the President who let the WTC bombers walk or the President under whom torture was legitimized for later use in domestic cases (are you watching Junior?). Either way Stupid, very stupid decision.