Video: Reactions To Obama Administration’s Decision To Try Terrorists In NYC

A clearly disgusted Krauthammer charges that terrorist show trials amount to the second half of the 9/11 terror attack.

These are strong words coming from Krauthammer, and all the more devastating because he is absolutely correct. The decision to try the 9/11 terrorists not only on American soil, but just a few blocks away from the attack is a travesty.

Video via Hot Air:

Karl Rove strongly protested on O’Reilly  pointing  out that the same “outside pressures” that held up the military tribunals were recruited by Holder’s justice Dept. and that this  is the result of a “longstanding plot by a bunch of left-wing lawyers who do not love America, who want to undermine our cause in the global war on terror, who opposed the military tribunals…”

The Rove portion of the video starts at 2:35:

And finally Rudy Giuliani, the Mayor of NYC on 9/11 could not be more against this, calling it an irresponsible decision:

Part I:

Part II:

After 9/11, we said “never again”, but now we’re making all the same stupid mistakes that led to the attack.


Debra Burlingame, the sister of Chic Burlingame, the American Airlines pilot of one of the planes hijacked on Sept. 11 is furious, as are many other 9/11 families. The Politico reports:

She said more than 300 family members have implored the administration not to move the trial to New York. “They know we don’t support this. We support military commissions but they are going to see a wave of fury, and I don’t think they’re prepared for it,” she said Friday after the decision became public.

She cuts to the chase:

“This is all going to be about waterboarding and talking about how they were ‘tortured.’ Their lawyers are going turn these people into victims,” she said.

I didn’t know this:

“When he was captured in Pakistan, his first response to the first question was, I’ll talk to you in NY with my lawyer,” she said. “They’re going to exult in the deaths of 200 people and the suffering of their families just blocks from where the parts of their bodies were found … This is a travesty and we will regret this day.” (I think the 200 is a typo for 2000.)

I’ve regretted most days of this Presidency, but this one is right up there.


Miss This Guy Yet?


Want to turn anger into action? Michelle Malkin is pushing this petition:

See here for a petition to the president.

If this White House thought Tea Party activists were an “angry mob,” wait until they see the backlash from 9/11 family members and their supporters nationwide. We’re not going to sit down and shut up about the reckless, security-undermining Obama 9/10 agenda and conflict-of-interest-ridden AG Eric Holder.

Call them out.



Have you been following the latest over at Big Government?

If not, you need to go over and read Andrew Breitbart’s latest post about his confrontation with ACORN protesters in LA. It’s funny, yet disturbing  stuff featuring ACORN community organizers protesting in front of a Fox affiliate in LA with signs that say “Ask me about ACORN” who run away when asked about ACORN.

But when it’s all over, and they take off their ACORN shirts…..

Part 2 features the ACORN community organizer pictured above waxing eloquent on how ACORN got Obama elected “under the grapevine” getting “X millions of dollars” to “put in Obama”.


…………..Paging Scott Levenson…paging Scott Levenson!


Miss This Guy Yet?

George Bush admits that his 700 billion bank bailout went against his free market instincts. I believe him. I also believe that the same can not be said of Obama in any way shape or form.

For a great post on what can be said about Obama, see Mark Hyman at the American Spectator, who wrote an epic post sure to make liberal heads explode: The Man Who Despises America.

Barack Obama despises America.

When people who voted for Obama in 2008 — including registered Democrats — start speaking in normal conversational voices at dinner parties, neighborhood gatherings and PTA meetings that the over-inflated ego from Chicago has it “in for America,” then it’s clear most reasonable people have reached the same conclusion.

The central conviction of Obama’s ideology is that America is guilty of limitless moral failures and is the chief architect of the world’s ills. Obama has boundless enmity for America, its key institutions, and its longtime allies. Consider these facts.

The 30-years of Obama’s post-adolescent life are radical by any measure. First, he grew up listening to the ramblings of committed Communist Frank Marshall Davis. It had such a profound effect on him that he wrote fondly of Davis in his first book. In fact, that book is replete with statement after statement about how the U.S. is deeply flawed. Most Americans believe in American exceptionalism. Not so with Obama.

Patriotic Americans would not have listened to the bigoted, anti-Semitic, hate-America rants of a fringe religious leader for 20 seconds let alone for 20 years. Yet, Obama who admitted he attended services at Trinity United Church at least twice a month for two decades called Jeremiah Wright his mentor and his moral sounding board.

Nor would most Americans cultivate a close friendship with an admitted domestic terrorist and his wife whose most notable life’s accomplishments were to set off bombs that killed and maimed innocent people.

Joining Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright in organizing attendance at Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s 1995 march on Washington is beyond imaginable. Especially after Farrakhan demonstrated public support for Colonel Muammar Qaddafi during the Libyan Leader’s most bellicose years against the U.S., which included Libyan complicity in numerous terrorist attacks.

Read on as Hyman counts the ways Obama has shown his enmity of America. It’s a devastating account.

And now we can add the Obama administration’s bombshell decision to try the architect of 9/11 along with other terrorists on American soil.

Many people, including Democrats have sensed this antipathy, and they are becoming nostalgic for the Bushes… I see them  in my comment section…I read their posts online.

Caroline Glick said it most poignantly after she heard the news of the Bush’s visit to Fort Hood to comfort wounded soldiers:

When I heard the news, I felt this pain that hasn’t gone away. It’s a pain that I have been feeling fairly often since last November.


With everything going on in the world today, it is all but impossible for me to feel safe in a world where the President of the United States is a man who would never think of flying to Ft. Hood to be with wounded soldiers – not even with the entire national press corps in tow. And so I wake up in the middle of the night, with this pain, and I feel like crying when I think of how George and Laura felt so horrible about the massacre that they paid a quiet, private visit to the post to comfort the wounded warriors. For all that he disappointed me, I miss George W. Bush. I really do.

For all his imperfections, we knew that Bush truly loved his country, and we miss having that secure feeling of going to bed each night, knowing that the country is in the hands of a decent and caring man.

You can show your appreciation for George Bush by adding your own personal note to the list of Americans thanking George W. Bush for keeping us safe.


The organizers of this site are planning to present the comments  to George W. Bush’s Presidential Library on September 11, 2011. So far there are only 84, 443 people from around the world who have thanked the President. That’s pitiful considering the website has been up since January. We had more than that number attend one tea party in DC on 9/12.


Army says morale down among troops in Afghanistan

Smartest guy in the room on Afghanistan

The Politics of Fort Hood

Holder’s Hidden Agenda, cont’d

Andrew McCarthy fears the worst about the the Obama administration’s planned terrorist trials in Manhattan:

So: We are now going to have a trial that never had to happen for defendants who have no defense. And when defendants have no defense for their own actions, there is only one thing for their lawyers to do: put the government on trial in hopes of getting the jury (and the media) spun up over government errors, abuses and incompetence. That is what is going to happen in the trial of KSM et al. It will be a soapbox for al-Qaeda’s case against America. Since that will be their “defense,” the defendants will demand every bit of information they can get about interrogations, renditions, secret prisons, undercover operations targeting Muslims and mosques, etc., and — depending on what judge catches the case — they are likely to be given a lot of it. The administration will be able to claim that the judge, not the administration, is responsible for the exposure of our defense secrets. And the circus will be played out for all to see — in the middle of the war. It will provide endless fodder for the transnational Left to press its case that actions taken in America’s defense are violations of international law that must be addressed by foreign courts. And the intelligence bounty will make our enemies more efficient at killing us.

Baseball Crank: WAR: The Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Lower Manhattan Reunion Tour

It’s impossible, really, to caricature this White House; even Josiah Bartlett didn’t run through this many liberal stereotypes in his first season. Obama needs new writers. Blow up the World Trade Center and kill 3,000 Americans? Jail! Don’t buy health insurance? Jail! Win the Nobel Prize for doing jack squat. Travel to Copenhagen to beg and grovel unsuccessfully for the Olympics, and pledge to go visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but blow off traveling to Berlin to commemorate the victory of freedom over Communism (then give a tepid speech on the subject that refuses to acknowledge Ronald Reagan). Commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland by unilaterally abandoning missile defense installations in Poland. Insult and disdain one faithful ally after another – Britain, India, Israel, Poland, Colombia, you name it – and cozy up to our enemies, with nothing to show for it – nothing to show for anything he’s done in foreign affairs. All but ignore democratic protests in Iran while supporting an illegal effort by Honduras’ president to stay on beyond the end of his term. Suddenly complain about corruption and electoral fraud in Afghanistan, while seeking the favor of Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadenijad and Vladimir Putin – heck, Obama endorsed half a dozen people in Chicago more corrupt than Hamid Karzai. On and on and on we go, with President Apology constantly straining to run down his country’s record and talk up the propagandized view of history of its enemies. He’s taken more time to “evaluate” General McChrystal’s recommendations about Afghan policy than it took George W. Bush to invade Afghanistan and capture Kabul after September 11. It would be funny if it wasn’t tragically stupid and bound to get people killed. There is no mistake of our past that Obama is unwilling to remake.

If there’s an upside to all this, after months of watching KSM up close, even liberal New Yorkers may be ready to give Dick Cheney a medal.

That’s all I’m  sayin’.