Holder Running The Show?

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    How can the Attorney General state that he did not consult with the President of the United States but merely informed him of the 9-11 trial decision? Either Obama is dangerously out of the loop, or the White House is already attempting to construct a wall of deniability regarding these 9-11 trials if/when they become a complete fiasco...

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    JIM LEHRER: Did you run it by President Obama?

    ERIC HOLDER: Just informed him of the decision.


    He's a person who believes that a president's supposed to have hands off with his Justice Department. He's a good lawyer. And there are times when I would like to involve him maybe a little more, but his view is that, in those things that are in the province of the attorney general, all he needs to be is informed.

    JIM LEHRER: So, you just told him what your decision was; you didn't say, "What do you think about it, Mr. President?"

    ERIC HOLDER: Nope. Told him last night -- or had relayed to him what I was going to do last night while he was on Air Force One on his way to Asia.

    JIM LEHRER: Did you talk to anybody outside the government?

    ERIC HOLDER: I talked to my wife...

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    Holder: 9/11 Trials Will Weigh 'Crime of the Century' | Online NewsHour | Nov. 13, 2009 | PBS
     
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    Terry Shut the $%$ Up!

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    Anything concerning the security of the US should always be considered by the President after all that is his number one duty!
     
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    Smart move by Obama. When it all goes wrong, guess who carries the can? It ain't gonna be the sainted Obama - it'll be Holder that gets the flak and it'll be another one under the buss.
     
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    But of course since all aspects of this Administration will not recognize we are in a War on Terror but rather this is just a pesky criminal entity to deal with then one could see Holder's decision process and that of the President.
     
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    If that is the set up they are attempting to lay out there, it will not work.

    There is going to be significant blow back regarding this trial decision, and the majority of Americans are not going to allow Obama as President of the United States to simply state, "It wasn't my call."

    Obama has stepped into a very dangerous political trap here of his own making...
     
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    Well Obama is stupid if he thinks he can pass this off on Holder and him not get touched by it in the process. A calculated move I think that will be his worse decision. Blow Back without a doubt.
     
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    Obama got a somewhat pass from the MSM with the shooting at Ft. Hood, if anything else happens of a Terrorist nature in this Country, MSM will not be able to run cover. They barely squeaked by it this time with the masses. Many like us, haven't bought it but you know stupid people are out there.
     
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    Obama is at best naive - and yes, he may indeed lack the common sense so necessary for successful leadership...
     
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    What high profile terrorist has ever not been convicted?

    Answer: none.

    The fauxrage is marvelous.
     

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