Saturday, March 6, 2010

Flip flop on terror trials

For months, we were told the Constitution requires civilian trials of terror suspects, preferably in the jurisdiction in which the "crimes" occurred. Anyone who believed otherwise was a cry baby bed wetter.

And, for years we were told that political interference in the prosecution decisions of the attorney general was an impeachable offense.

Not so much anymore . . .

In a potential reversal, White House advisers are close to recommending that President Obama opt for military tribunals for self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four of his alleged henchman, senior officials said.

Catch that? White House political advisers are deciding how, when and where criminal trials will be held . . . just like Rove was accused of doing under Bush.

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