Well this is interesting. The Khalid Sheik Mohammad trial keeps rolling along. First it was a military tribunal after much wrangling between President Bush, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Then President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder decided this guy needed a trial in an American courtroom to show the strength of the whole American system.
So the trial was set to occur in New York City, mere yards from the crime scene of KSM's alleged evilness. And when the people of the Big Apple screamed, their Mayor finally woke up and said no to the trial. So the Obama administration recalibrated and proposed to have the trial somewhere else, at the tune of $200 million in security costs. To further add to the farce this was becoming, White House press secretary Gibbs told reporters that KSM would not go free even if the jury found him innocent. Naturally none of these shenanigans have added luster to either Obama or Holder.
Now it seems reality has dawned on the Obama administration and they need to cut losses when it comes to KSM. Rumors are emerging that there is an Obama plan to move KSM's trial back to being a military tribunal. Full circle anyone? Yes it is. Rumors are also floating that Obama is seeking political cover for this sudden about face since to publicly admit Obama and Holder screwed up in this affair would damage Obama's reputation as a miracle worker.
A word of advice to any Republican thinking of cutting a deal with Obama on this, don't. It was his vision to put KSM on trial in a civilian court, let him take the fall. Perhaps getting served a turkey buzzard sandwich publicly might cause Obama to rethink many things he has visions of besides this trial. And in the long run perhaps save this Republic from greater disasters if he is trul.y reflective and learns lessons from this.