It took more than two years, but yesterday President Barack Obama and his tame Attorney General Eric Holder finally proved that if you don’t like the principles they ran on, then they’ve got others.
After campaigning on closing the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay and opposing military commission proceedings as an affront to our values, Holder announced yesterday that military commissions will have to be OK because those meanies in Congress wouldn’t allow him to bring a terror trial to downtown Manhattan.
Don’t hold your breath on an apology to George W. Bush.
Don’t hold your breath on weeks of media coverage of Obama’s betrayal.
Don’t hold your breath on the Code Pink left marching to protest Obama.
Finally, can we dispense with the idea that any trial in Manhattan would have been anything more than a show trial—at least as promised by the Obama justice department?