So What If the KSM Trial Isn’t in Manhattan?
Some conservatives are taking heart that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had second thoughts about trying 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan. But Bloomberg doesn’t want what they want, which is for KSM not to be tried in civilian court. If the trial occurs in some other federal venue, that wouldn’t bother most liberals and would bother many conservatives.
The Washington Post points out that the Obama administration is running out of options for closing Guantanamo. Too true — it needs about a $150 million appropriation to buy the Thomson Corrections Center if it wants GTMO shut down. So the question becomes which must-pass bill will be the vehicle for that funding. The Afghanistan war supplemental? The overall defense budget?