Thursday, April 15, 2010

Terror trials in NYC?

More than two months into a review of where to try the self-professed mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Attorney General Eric Holder said the decision still hasn't been made and described it as a "close call."

. . . Holder said that New York "is not off the table," although he acknowledged, "We have to take into consideration the concerns that have been raised by local officials and by the community."

. . . New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials, including Democrats, have said that the cost -- estimated at perhaps $1 billion -- and the disruption and gridlock that would be involved in providing a secure civilian trial for Mohammed in Manhattan are too burdensome and requested that he be tried elsewhere.

. . . Democrats accused Republicans of unfairly attacking Holder on all fronts.

It's not Republicans criticizing Holder. It's not conservatives.

It's pretty much everyone living or working in New York City, because they don't want to deal with the real danger, traffic hassles and taxpayer expense of terror trials in Manhattan.

By the way - - since when do Senate Democrats represent the "defer to authority" party? Up until Obama was sworn in, they told us "dissent is the highest form of patriotism".

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