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Obama’s “KSM” Mess

Attorney General Holder’s announcement that the United States will try confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (“KSM”), Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali in a federal civilian court for the attacks of September 11th, 2001, will easily go down as one of the most dangerous decisions of the Obama presidency.

For starters, the unfortunate fact that the commander-in-chief didn’t make this announcement himself, and decided it should wait until he was overseas shows a lack of sensitivity to everyone affected by the events of September 11, 2001. It also suggests that successfully prosecuting the War on Terror (now also known as an “Overseas Contingency Operation”) is not something Mr. Obama cares to focus his efforts on. The timing of this announcement was amateur hour on display, and the sorry attempt to make this Eric Holder’s decision alone is an outrage. Make no mistake; the buck will stop in the Oval Office for…Read More

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