Remember how just a few months ago President Obama and Eric Holder were pushing for the 9/11 terrorists to stand trial in downtown New York City? But then suddenly, it’s been announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will actually face a military trial at Guantanamo Bay. Why the sudden change? Glenn gave his reaction on radio this morning.
“Isn't it strange that he does this now?” Glenn asked.
“He waited for six months and now he's doing it. It's almost like -- can I -- can I tell you something? This is an interesting theory and I -- this is -- it's not even a theory. It's more of an idea or a noticeable moment,” he said.
“The President, he starts out and he's, like, ‘I am so against these terror trials in Gitmo because these terror trials in Gitmo, do you know what they do? They inflame the Muslim world’,” Glenn said,
“They inflame the Muslim world. And so you can't do it and so he wanted to close down Gitmo because it's such a nasty place and then do the terror trials here -- just a couple of blocks away in New York City, away -- just a couple of blocks away from Ground Zero.”
“That would prove American justice to the Muslim world,” Pat said. “It would show them what kind of a people we are.”
Glenn jokingly said that there was no way that trying these terrorists a few blocks from Ground Zero would cause any problems in New York City, not to mention nearly bankrupt the city with the costs associated of putting that type of trial on in New York.
“So, then that [Ground Zero mosque] story just goes away. The President's thinking about it. But then he decides, I'm going to launch a third front in a third Muslim country. That's what I'm going to do. And I'm going to -- I'm going to set the world on fire by saying, Hey, kiddos, rise up. Revolution is neat-o. And so they do. And then Terry Jones sets the Middle East on fire even some more,” Glenn said.
“The Pentagon tried to make sure that nobody released these [photos] a year ago, but somebody decided to sit on these pictures for a year of our troops being dirt bags, five members of our troops, but then coincidentally on the weekend that we decide to go to war in a third Muslim country, Der Spiegel and Rolling Stone decide to print these old pictures which they say in Germany is setting the Muslim world on fire,” Glenn said.
“Then, just last week, the President has decided that he's going to -- he's going to now start to back the Ivory Coast candidate, you know. He's the rightfully elected. He was democratically elected Muslim candidate.”
“So, we seem to be on the wrong side there, as well as we have the Muslim world enraged in all of the streets in North Africa and throughout the Middle East,” Glenn said.
“What was he flip-flopping on? Gitmo. Out of all of the times that he could now reverse himself on Gitmo and say, We’re going to hold those terror trials. Out of the two years that he's had in office, now is the time to hold trials there at Gitmo for the 9/11 terrorists. My gosh, what an unfortunate flip-flop that is. A noticeable moment of strange, unfortunate timing.”
“Perhaps they realized that just late last week it became not to dangerous in the Muslim world to try prisoners at Gitmo. Is that possible?” Pat asked.
While it’s certainly possible that the President’s reversal is just a case of bad timing, it sure seems like a huge coincidence.