Friday, January 29, 2010

More evidence of weakness

Echoing the call from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the Obama administration should move the trials for the Sept. 11 mastermind and four followers to another city, our colleagues at The Oval report.

"In my view, from an intelligence perspective, I think the situation has changed with the Christmas attack," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said on MSNBC, citing confidential briefings. "I think the administration should listen to the mayor, listen to the mayor's concern, and, candidly, make a change. There's nothing wrong with making a change."

Yesterday, Bloomberg urged the administration to relocate the trials of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four co-defendants, saying they would pose a threat to his city.

No one's afraid to go against Obama anymore. There's no real reason for a Democratic senator from California to feel compelled to chime in on this, other than the perceived political benefit of opposing Obama.

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