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Washington Post Editorial: Obama Admistration Screwed Up on Planning 9/11 Trial in NY

new york 2The Washington Post
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WASHINGTON — THE OBAMA administration did not consult with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on security matters before making the decision to prosecute Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a Manhattan courthouse.

Instead, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. simply gave Mr. Bloomberg a courtesy call on the morning of Nov. 13, just hours before announcing the decision.

The failure to solicit input from the Bloomberg administration is inexcusable. Federal prosecutors normally do not — and are not required to — consult with local jurisdictions before filing charges. But this is not a typical case, and New York is not a typical venue.

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