It’s like deja vu all over again. The Obama administration is apparently seriously considering holding Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s trial in a new venue, since New York City is out.
That would be at Guantanamo Bay.
The trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed won’t be held in lower Manhattan and could take place in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, sources said last night.
Administration officials said that no final decision had been made but that officials of the Department of Justice and the White House were working feverishly to find a venue that would be less expensive and less of a security risk than New York City.
The back-to-the-future Gitmo option was reported yesterday by Fox News and was not disputed by White House officials.
Mind you, that is exactly the right thing to do. KSM had not business ever being in a civilian court with civilian rights. He conducted an illegal act of war against the United States. Barack Obama had absolutely no right to grant KSM the access to civilian courts in the first place.
But one has to ask:
How many heads are exploding on the left right now?