Obama Gives Terrorists Another Reason to Target New York City
Zeroing in Again on Ground Zero: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday," writes Evan Perez in the Wall Street Journal.
"This is insane," alerts Erick Erickson at Red State. "There have been reports in the past month about another potential terrorist attack disrupted in New York City. Bringing these high profile terrorist leaders to New York will just put a target on New York again."
If that doesn't get your attention, there's this from Erick of Red State: "The White House is going to subject these terrorists to criminal trials in civilian courts. They will get all the due process rights of citizens in court and potentially will be able to get access to material evidence in a civilian court that could reveal intelligence we’d prefer them not to have."
The Point: An American president is creating a scenario whereby a) terrorists may be able to blow a huge hole in American intelligence, and b) terrorists have additional motivation to blow another huge hole in NYC, thereby granting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a glorious send-off to virgin territory.
The gods of terror must be smiling.