If you're not an avid Twitter reader (and haven't digested the media diets of Marc Ambinder and Felix Salmon), you might not realize that a huge number of commentators' first drafts and fleeting fights start on Twitter. We're here to sort through the Twitterverse and bring you the best thoughts, spats, and takedowns this side of 140 characters.
News that the Obama administration is considering trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military tribunal enraged liberal bloggers Glenn Greenwald and Matt Yglesias. After skewering the White House in a blog post, Greenwald took his ire to Twitter, where he was soon joined by Yglesias.
Greenwald: "It will be difficult even for the most hardened Obama loyalist to defend this if it happens: http://is.gd/9KBBM"
Yglesias: "Obama caving to Cheney family on KSM trial? http://bit.ly/aLmKUc"
Greenwald: "He caved into them on detainee photos and FISA, so why not again?"
Greenwald: "Obama doesn't want to look 'weak.' Therefore, he'll keep reversing himself under GOP pressure. That's what 'strong' leaders do."
Yglesias: "KSM surrender is brilliant politics, b/c now right will stop criticizing Obama terror policies!"
Greenwald: "Just as they always do: RT @mattyglesias 'KSM surrender is brilliant politics, b/c now Right will stop criticizing Obama terror policies!'"
Yglesias: "If WH hangs Hill allies on KSM out to dry, who's going to back them in the next controversy?"