Bending under enormous bipartisan pressure, the White House yesterday told US Attorney General Eric Holder to consider moving the trial of 9/11 monster Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other terror plotters from lower Manhattan, sources told The Post.Gee, maybe they should have done that before they made the decision to bring these monsters to New York.
The Obama administration, responding to the chorus of discontent about the trial site, realized New York City was the wrong choice, one high-ranking law-enforcement source said.
"People were upset, the politicians were upset, the government's upset -- they realized it wasn't a smart decision," the source said.
"So the White House told the Justice Department to do an analysis of any other possible venues."
Topping the list, the source said, is upstate Otisville -- home to a federal penitentiary where the terrorists, now at Guantanamo Bay, could be housed. Other cities being considered, the source said, include White Plains in Westchester County and New Haven, Conn.Hey, maybe they can hold the trials on a military base.
Club Gitmo comes to mind.
Speaking of idiots, the moronic mayor of Newburgh is giddy about the idea of having trials in his town.
"I look at it almost as a tourist attraction. The international attention would put Newburgh on the map," an excited Valentine told The Post.