The dispute over a trial location, touched off when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York complained of costs and disruption, threatened to reopen the divisive question of how those accused of plotting the murder of more than 3,000 Americans should be brought to justice.
Republicans in the Senate and House said they would try to block financing for civilian criminal trials for the alleged terrorists, seeking to force the administration to place them on trial before a military commission in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, or on a military base elsewhere.
Opponents of civilian trials said they hoped new doubts about a New York trial and increased fears of terrorism since the attempted airliner bombing on Christmas Day would win more Democratic support for such measures.
The apparent collapse of what had seemed since November to be a settled decision to hold the trial in lower Manhattan was clear when New York’s senior senator, Charles E. Schumer, a Democrat, said on Thursday that he was encouraging the Obama administration “to find suitable alternatives.”
While Barry and his liberal minions praised this move, common sense and compassion, have shown us the depths of the Left's stupidity. Of course, Barry could overrule Eric Holder's idiot decision to hold the 9/11 trials right in the heart of New York City, but what does he care? Barry didn't campaign on stopping terror, but he's certainly had no problem showing how much he supports coddling terrorists, not to mention giving them the same rights as your average American. Now one the largest cities in the country, a city that overwhelmingly supported Barry in '08, a city still reeling from 9/11, doesn't know what to make of him now that he's spit in their face.