News that the Obama administration is considering trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a military tribunal enraged liberal bloggers Glenn Greenwald and Matt Yglesias. After skewering the White House in a blog post, Greenwald took his ire to Twitter, where he was soon joined by Yglesias.
Greenwald: "It will be difficult even for the most hardened Obama loyalist to defend this if it happens: http://is.gd/9KBBM"
Yglesias: "Obama caving to Cheney family on KSM trial? http://bit.ly/aLmKUc"
Greenwald: "He caved into them on detainee photos and FISA, so why not again?"
Greenwald: "Obama doesn't want to look 'weak.' Therefore, he'll keep reversing himself under GOP pressure. That's what 'strong' leaders do."
Yglesias: "KSM surrender is brilliant politics, b/c now right will stop criticizing Obama terror policies!"
Greenwald: "Just as they always do: RT @mattyglesias 'KSM surrender is brilliant politics, b/c now Right will stop criticizing Obama terror policies!'"
Yglesias: "If WH hangs Hill allies on KSM out to dry, who's going to back them in the next controversy?"