FTR: I refuse to believe Obama is considering releasing the Blind Sheik. At least not before the election. He's just not that stupid.—
Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) September 20, 2012
Or is he?
Rumors that the Obama administration may transfer custody of ‘blind sheik’ Omar Abdel-Rahman to Egypt have been swirling this week, but many dismissed the reports as too unreal to be believed. Until now.
I have been ignoring the Blind Sheikh rumors, convinced it was nonsense. If the president does this….wow.—
Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) September 20, 2012
The New York Post reports that “in a stunning goodwill gesture” (read: despicable appeasement) the administration may release the convicted terrorist convicted for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing:
The Egyptian government “asked for his release,” an administration source told The Post — and Rep. Peter King (R-LI) confirmed the request is being considered.
The White House, State Department and Justice Department each issued statements denying any deal is in the works, but, “There’s no way to believe anything they say,” said Andrew McCarthy, the former assistant US attorney who prosecuted Abdel-Rahman. “I believe there may already be a nod-and-wink agreement in place.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Foreign Policy President™.
Ugh. Releasing the Blind Sheik is the sort of thing that should cause a general uprising.—
grognard (@fiffergrund32) September 20, 2012
I had a feeling there was something to the Blind Sheik rumors. This admin consistently lies to the public and considers stupid plans.—
AG (@AG_Conservative) September 20, 2012
Releasing the Blind Sheikh is not a kumbaya moment. Should he be released, it will not be seen as or accepted as a one time appeasement.—
Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 20, 2012
Releasing a terrorist prior to the election wouldn’t just be appalling; it would be a wildly stupid political move. Please transmit this information to Morsi:
Releasing the blind sheik who bombed WTC in 1993 is the sort of thing you need second term "flexibility" to do.—
(@jimgeraghty) September 20, 2012
Coming up at the next White House news briefing?
Breaking: WH denies talks to release 'Blind Sheik,' blames rumor on crappy anti-Islam video maker—
David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 20, 2012