Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. described a federal court trial for the self-professed mastermind of Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as “the defining event of my time as attorney general.” On Monday, Mr. Holder’s dream for demonstrating the power of the American court system crumbled when he announced that the trial would take place not in New York City or anywhere in the United States but before a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp.
That retreat was a victory for Congressional pandering and an embarrassment for the Obama administration, which failed to stand up to it.
that's from the new york times' editorial about the cowardly administration.
does barack have a desire to shoot himself in the foot?
from a marketing point of view, this is a huge mis-step. they knew when barack was going to announce. they knew that this decision would garner headlines and attention when it came down. the smartest thing would have been to announce the change last week.
instead, by announcing it today, it ties the decision to barack's decision to run again.
it's mocking his run, it's saying he doesn't tell the truth, he doesn't keep promises.
the brand that did so well in 2008 is already stumbling.
i won't be voting for barack in 2012.
but if i were him, i think i'd start firing people in the campaign right now. some seriously bad advice took place.
because some idiots who need to be fired are under the impression that it's january 2009 and barack can get away with anything.
he doesn't need that.
but it's apparently who he has surrounded himself with.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'