Thursday, January 07, 2010

A new source of Obama stimulus spending

Well, here's some money that we can save.
Security for the federal trial of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four accused cohorts will run $200 million a year, sources told the Daily News.

The NYPD's newly revised projection is almost triple the estimate of $75 million in November, after Attorney General Eric Holder announced he would move the prisoners from Guantanamo to Manhattan for trial.
Remember how Holder told us that deciding to try these guys in criminal court in New York was a "trust me" thing. But he assured us that there was no chance that they would not be found guilty. I wonder if he was any better in planning the trial than he was in estimating the cost - and this is before it has even started. I'm sure the price will go up once it starts.

And this is all for guys who were ready to plead guilty until Obama and Holder stepped in and thought that a criminal trial was preferable.