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February 12, 2010

Obama: Hey, If I Give You Bitter Clinger Teabaggers Military Tribunals for Terrorists, Will That Be Enough?

The genius president, who never makes a mistake, is reconsidering his Eric Holder's decision.

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.

The Obama administration is trying to head off a possible vote in the Senate that could stop any terror suspects currently held at Guantanamo from being brought to the United States to face a civilian trial. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is offering such legislation, after losing a vote last year on the issue.

I honestly do not know what this guy was thinking. He seems at least moderately intelligent. Did he really buy his own press clippings? Did he really think that just because Chris Matthews was in full swoon the rest of the country had reversed itself completely on these issues?

I think he really thinks all he needs to do is talk to people -- the Russians, the Iranians, the Taliban, and, even worse, the conservatives -- and we'll all be just so blown away by his charisma and intelligence and wisdom (and strength and dexterity and constitution, too) that we'll do whatever he wants.

Once again I am also baffled at how carelessly, an shamelessly, Democrats discuss life-and-death issues as matters of pure political posturing with reporters (and yeah, I think the reporter is getting this straight from a Democratic operative, but is just not attributing it to him) and how no one in the press even thinks that maybe they should maybe comment upon that.



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