Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obama: KSM To Get "Fair Trial" And Then Killed

NBC's Chuck Todd interviewed President Obama today. A 13 minute clip from that interview is embedded below. Much of it is just "blah, blah, blah." But I have embedded it below because of the President's response to a question from Todd at the 3:45 mark about whether he can understand why some find it offensive that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will now get the legal privileges of an American citizen because he will be tried in the United States.

President Obama's response was telling, I thought. "I don't think it will be offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty's applied to him."
After a follow-up question by Chuck Todd about that response (which was eye-wideningly resonant of President Bush), Obama immediately backpedals, at first insisting that he didn't just say that....

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