Friday, February 12, 2010

Obama Backing Away From Domestic Civilian Trials of the 9/11 Terrorists?

Via Instapundit: Administration may abandon civilian 9/11 trial
White House officials sought on Friday to stem mounting criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of terrorism cases, saying they would not rule out using a military court to try accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Both Attorney General Eric Holder and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs did not rule out a military trial when asked about the Obama administration's options.

Trying Mohammed in military court would mark a further political retreat from Holder's announcement last year that the five Sept. 11 suspects now held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would be tried in federal court in New York.

Could it be he's finally run out of people to try and impress. Certainly as Michael Barone insightfully points out, Obama's lily-livered conduct of the war on Islamic extremism isn't impressing anyone.

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