We learned on Friday that Pres BO is blinking regarding those trials in NY City:
White House asks Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial
Chalk one for common sense and another consequence of Scott Brown's election in Massachusetts.
It was very stupid to hold this trial in NY City anyway!
We also learned on Friday about the total incompetence following the arrest of the Christmas Day bomber.
Charles Krauthammer has a great column this week:
"We have since learned that the decision to Mirandize Abdulmutallab had been made without the knowledge of or consultation with
(1) the secretary of defense,
(2) the secretary of homeland security,
(3) the director of the FBI,
(4) the director of the National Counterterrorism Center or
(5) the director of national intelligence (DNI).
The Justice Department acted not just unilaterally but unaccountably. Obama's own DNI said that Abdulmutallab should have been interrogated by the HIG, the administration's new High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group.
Perhaps you hadn't heard the term.
Well, in the very first week of his presidency, Obama abolished by executive order the Bush-Cheney interrogation procedures and pledged to study a substitute mechanism.
In August, the administration announced the establishment of the HIG, housed in the FBI but overseen by the National Security Council.
Where was it during the Abdulmutallab case?
Not available, admitted National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, because it had been conceived for use only abroad.
Had not one person in this vast administration of highly nuanced sophisticates considered the possibility of a terror attack on American soil?"
I guess not as Sec Napolitano admitted a few days later. See our post and video!What happens when you combine Political Correctness with incompetence?
You get this administration.
You put the American people at risk.
Who made the decision to hold the trial in NY City and to read a terrorist his Miranda rights?
The answer is AG Holder.....and it's time for him to go back to private practice where he can live out his "overseas contingency operation" fantasies and not put us at risk!