That is where one always ends up using the compass Bush II gave Obama and his campaign crew when they came to das kapital town.
They seem to be quaking in their MOMCOM boots when faced with neoCon rhetoric about "turrists" being tried in military courts:
In a potential reversal, White House advisers are close to recommending that President Barack Obama opt for military tribunals for self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four of his alleged henchman, senior officials said.(Huffington Post). In giving this ground Obama will also be going back on what he said about the people's lawyer, the Office of the Attorney General, being an independent function.
The review of where and how to hold a Sept. 11 trial is not over, so no recommendation is yet before the president and Obama has not made a determination of his own, officials said. The review is not likely to be finished this week.
Officials spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss private deliberations.
Attorney General Eric Holder decided in November to transfer Mohammed and the four other accused terrorists from the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to New York City for civilian trials. That was initially supported by city officials, but was later opposed because of costs, security and logistical concerns.
When opposition ballooned further into Congress and an attempted Christmas airline bombing brought massive scrutiny to Obama's terrorism policies, the administration said it would review Holder's trial decision and consider all options for a new location.
This notion of telling the Attorney General what to do is taking us back to the daze of Nixon and Bush II when they took over that office, firing those who did not obey decisions in chief.
Soldiers simply do not do criminal justice well, except in cases where they judge a soldier's behaviour in a soldier's world within the context of military operations.
The stupidity of soldiers doing the judicial functions historically done by criminal courts should be Abu Ghraib obvious.
This policy also violates one of the main reasons for the Declaration of Independence, as does the Bomb Power mentality.
As she builds more and more little cities ("the base") as a function of MOMCOM's building boom, now she will have to add some court houses.
Wow, she has the media, the armies, the builders, and now she also has more and more judges making more and more decisions about non-soldiers.
Will the meaning of this escape the remaining civilians in government: your job is in danger of being taken over by MOMCOM, since she has a voracious appetite and a "me like, me take" world view.
The government is acting more and more like a person under delusions while freezing to death.
At any rate, decline of empires is composed of many chapters along the way, always culminating with the words "the end" when they are found to be unfit for this cosmos.