Decision On 9/11 Trials May Not Come Until After Elections
If you’re waiting for the Attorney General to decide what he’s going to do with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 defendants that were supposed to have been tried in New York City, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer:
Attorney General Eric Holder said the decision over where to hold the trial for alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was “weeks away” — three months ago.
Now advocates on both sides of the issue say they expect the Obama administration to punt the decision until after the November midterm elections— when the controversial plan could do less damage to the political fortunes of endangered Democrats and might face less resistance on Capitol Hill.
Politics ? In Washington ? I’m shocked.