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Monday, November 16, 2009

Two Thirds Of Americans Disagree With Obama On Khalid Sheik Mohammed Being Tried in Civilian Court

Not only is it dangerous to our national security as we discussed yesterday, but putting Khalid Sheik Mohammed on trial in civilian court in NY si also very unpopular with the American people, which two thirds of say they disagree with team Obama doing so, according to CNN.

"The decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in front of a civilian court is universally unpopular - even a majority of Democrats and liberals say that he should be tried by military authorities," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Despite that, most Americans say that he will get a fair trial in the U.S."

Our civilian courts are not set up to handle war crimes. This was a bad decision all the way around.

[Update] Looks like New York's Governor, David Paterson, agrees with the majority here.... bad idea.

Gov. David Paterson openly criticized the White House on Monday, saying he thought it was a terrible idea to move alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspected terrorists to New York for trial.

"This is not a decision that I would have made. I think terrorism isn't just attack, it's anxiety and I think you feel the anxiety and frustration of New Yorkers who took the bullet for the rest of the country," he said.

Paterson's comments break with Democrats, who generally support the President's decision.

"Our country was attacked on its own soil on September 11, 2001 and New York was very much the epicenter of that attack. Over 2,700 lives were lost," he said. "It's very painful. We're still having trouble getting over it. We still have been unable to rebuild that site and having those terrorists so close to the attack is gonna be an encumbrance on all New Yorkers."

Obama should face each and every family member that lost a loved one and explain why he would dare bring this terrorist to their home state, for any reason.