Mar 06 2010
Why is President Obama all of a sudden seeing the light in trying enemy combatants in military tribunals – with their extra layer of keeping national security information hidden?
Well one reason may be the administration sees the need in the near future to keep certain information out of the public domain. LikeÂ all the opportunities they lost in stopping terrorists attacks when they employed their ‘treat terrorist as criminals’ approach. When the Obama administration failed to interrogate Farouk Abdulmutallab (the Christmas Day Bomber) and Major Hasan (mass murderer from the Ft Hood Massacre) they failed to find and follow leads to other Americans and foreigners on their way to here to Americans on American soil:
The top U.S. diplomat inÂ Pakistan says the Obama administration does not know how many Americans might have disappeared overseas to train with al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.
The number is not thought to be large, butÂ Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson outlined a possible “nightmare scenario” â€” people holding U.S. passports receiving terrorist training then returning legally to the U.S. to commit violent acts.
She said in a speech Friday to the Pacific Council inÂ Los Angeles that the U.S. is working with Pakistan and other governments to figure out how to identify such people.
She said after the speech “there are more out there than we know about.”
Why Â would Obama need to keep terrorist trials under wrap? Maybe he fears what future trials might expose? Seems like a very good reason to send Holder to the woodshed to think about his criminal negligence and mistakes.