Ending Torture and Not Much Else, Ctd

by Chris Bodenner

Another can getting kicked down the road:

Almost a year after announcing five Sept. 11 plotters would be tried in lower Manhattan for killing 2,973 people, the White House is no closer to bringing them to justice. Team Obama hasn't found a single community in America willing to host the trial of the most notorious terrorists in history, the Daily News has learned. Republicans in Congress have also stymied the administration's attempt to buy an unused prison in Thomson, Ill., to relocate the 180 remaining detainees in Guantanamo Bay.

Last year I reported on a similar situation in Standish, Michigan, a dying prison town that failed in its bid for detainees because of GOP fear mongering led by Congressman Pete Hoekstra. But back to the Daily News item, I love this bit:

"It's obvious they're waiting until after the elections," said Rep. Peter King (R-L.I.), top Republican on the Homeland Security Committee. By delaying it, "they're politicizing it," King said.

The above clip, featuring Congressman King last December, is a dime a dozen of course.