Give Hillary Clinton credit for attempting to be a team player on Meet the Press yesterday, but it doesn’t appear that her heart was in this effort. When David Gregory asks her whether she agreed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other plotters of the 9/11 attacks should get tried in New York City’s federal court, the best she can offer is that she’ll back whatever Eric Holder and his prosecutors decide on the question. Hillary tells Gregory that she won’t “second-guess” that decision, which sounds like she’s at least a little skeptical:
But does that make Hillary “un-American”?
Gov. Paterson on Monday joined the chorus of critics questioning the government’s plan to try Kalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 terrorists in New York.
“This is not a decision that I would have made,” the governor said when asked about the upcoming federal trial of KSM and his four underlings.
“Our country was attacked on its own soil on Sept. 11, 2001, and New York was very much the epicenter of that attack,” Paterson said after an appearance at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new CUNY campus in East Harlem.
“Over 2,700 lives were lost,” he went on. “It’s very painful; we’re still having trouble getting over it. We still haven’t been able to rebuild that site, and having those terrorists tried so close to the attack is going to be an encumbrance on all of New Yorkers.”
How long before Moran starts calling Paterson “un-American”?