Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still pushing for civilian terror trials in NYC

The Obama administration Thursday urged Senate leaders to reject a legislative ban on the transfer of Guantánamo prisoners to U.S. soil, a move meant to corner the White House into staging a Sept. 11 trial at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

The House of Representatives included the clause in a catchall spending bill Wednesday that passed by a 212-206 vote. The Senate has yet to vote on it.

Apparently, the administration still favors a civilian prosecution in NYC, notwithstanding the crippling security measures and high costs if the trial were staged in lower Manhattan, not far from where the World Trade Center once stood.

By now, they should have realized that this is a democracy, and the people don't want any part of that.

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