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February 02, 2010

White House Holds Out Hope For 9/11 Trial In New York

White House holds out hope for 9/11 trial in New York



White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday that the accused author of the 9/11 attacks would "meet his maker" after being convicted, and said the US administration still hopes the trial can be held on American soil.

Gibbs said the White House is still hoping to bring Sheikh Muhammed and other alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks to trial in New York, despite recent reservations expressed by officials there.

"We are talking with the authorities in New York," he said.
"We understand their logistical concerns and their security concerns that are involved. We have been discussing that with them."

The Obama administration had hoped to prosecute the self-described mastermind of the 2001 attacks, and his four co-defendants, in a federal court in lower Manhattan, not far from site of the World Trade Center attack that destroyed the Twin Towers and left some 3,000 people dead.

But New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who initially welcomed the White House plan, abruptly reversed his stance last week, saying he would prefer a different location because of the high cost of holding the trial.
He was joined by other New York elected officials, including Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, who said last week he was pressing the White House "to find suitable alternatives."
Gibbs said Sunday that the administration was hoping to get them to reconsider.
"As you know, they were originally supportive of this," he told CNN's "State of the Union" program.
"We want to see this man tried and brought to justice in the place in which the crime was committed," Gibbs said.

Wild Thing's comment........

Obama and Eric Holder just can't give up on a bad idea.

ONE Rogue juror can block the death penalty. It already happened with US citizen, Massoui.

So who will the jury be anyway. How many Muslims volunteer will there be doing jury duty!

Posted by Wild Thing at February 2, 2010 05:48 AM


Meet his Maker? THEY threw GOD out of our public school classrooms in 1964. THEY approve of 51 million abortions? Allah is not my God!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at February 2, 2010 10:43 AM

Exactly WT, these slip and fall schysters will try every trick in the book to get these scumbags out the door.

Pittsburgh would probably be a better place to try them than New York. There would be a better chance of getting the death penalty than New York but again when you look at the cost. $40 dollars a day kept in the Military as opposed to 200 Million a year in New York. For all intents and purposes its a no brainer where he should be tried.

Posted by: Mark at February 2, 2010 01:57 PM

Darth, DITTO that, thank you.

Mark, I agree it is a no brainer where they should hold the trial. Thank you Mark.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 3, 2010 12:40 AM