Friday, February 12, 2010

New York state senate votes against NYC terror trials

The New York state Senate says it opposes holding trials of terrorists in New York City's federal civilian court.

A resolution passed Tuesday urges President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to move trials of those linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks back to the military tribunal system.

State Senator Vincent Leibell introduced the resolution. He says holding the terror trial in the city would unnecessarily put New Yorkers at risk.

Opponents to the trial also argue that it could have a staggering economic impact on businesses, disrupt city residents, and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

I'm sure the administration and its allies will soon be calling them crybabies and bed-wetters, too.

But, when will anyone in the administration ask, "If even our allies in New York are turning against us on this, could we be wrong?"

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