Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Trials For Guantanamo Detainees In New York City Is Not Going To Be Cheap

U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.

Security Costs Will Top $75M In NYC Terror Trial -- Washington Post/AP

NEW YORK -- New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly says security for the upcoming trial of the Sept. 11 terror attack suspects will cost much more than the initial estimate of $75 million.

Kelly drafted a security plan Dec. 18 for the upcoming trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in New York federal court. The men have been charged with war crimes. Kelly says the costs will considerably exceed $75 million, but he would not say how much more. The initial estimate was given Nov. 18.

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My Comment: One thing that I have learned about Government when it comes to projecting costs .... if they give you a figure .... just triple it.

Would it have been cheaper if these trials were held in Guantanamo .... probably. But President Obama and U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder want a show in New York City .... and a show it will be.

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