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.

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™.

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:

Coming up at the next White House news briefing?

  • conservativechick

    He can NEVER do it now, even if he was inclined to do so. His “PEOPLE” have called the story a “fabrication.”

  • William J. Miller

    Why not? The GITMO detainee being transferred to Libya worked out so well.

  • Garth Haycock

    Releasing the blind sheik would be such an idiotic move on Obama’s part that I can’t believe he’d do it. However, his foreign policy thus far has been to appease the terrorists and until he proves otherwise, there’s no reason to think that he wouldn’t do it.

  • MikeR

    Obama will wait until after the election

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      One of the many pardons as he’s exiting office?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    If he were to release him… oh god, Simon Trinidad might be next :(
    he is a member of the FARC terrorist group, for those who dont know

  • Bill Gryan

    Even if Obama really really wants to release him, there is no way his campaign is that stupid. The thing the “media” should be investigating is whether it was being considered or not.

  • http://twitter.com/cpilch123 claire123

    He will have “more flexibility” after the election…

  • tjp77

    Part of me thinks that Obama is arrogant and narcissistic enough to release him before the election, if for no other reason than to rub it in the faces of Republicans when the press refuses to hold him accountable once again, and his poll numbers stay the same.

  • AZcommenter

    “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.”
    _____________________

    Yes, they’ve probably already agreed to do it . . . but not until after the election, of course, when Obama will have “more flexibility” to appease terrorists and screw over Americans.

  • TomJB

    And if he were to do so, he would still win NY in November by one of the largest margins nation-wide.

  • DANEgerus

    Remember… this is the second time Obama has tried to “secretly” give away the Blind Sheikh, just like he did the Lockerbie bomber, and remember all the lies that surrounded that bit of pointless appeasement. Now… consider the lynching of the 800 hit youtuber in light of this new information. Ugly… very ugly.

  • NWFL Conservative

    The only way the “blind sheik” should be delivered to Egypt is IN A BODY BAG.

    • sandrat979

      without his head!

    • sandrat979

      without his head!

    • JettieG

      I will supply the bag. Least I can do.

      • NWFL Conservative

        A Hefty garbage bag should do just fine.

        • JettieG

          Ya. Pretty sucky I gotta buy garbage bags seeing as how the lefties decided to ban plastic bags at the grocers. I always used them freebies for garbage. Now I gotta pay $5 for a box of plastic bags.

    • JettieG

      I will supply the bag. Least I can do.

    • Pushbroom

      In pig blood.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    But that will make the Mohammedans all happy with us again and they’ll stop trying to kill us in their righteous anger! Right? RIGHT???

    • sandrat979

      Only in the Obama world of misconcieved ideas.

    • sandrat979

      Only in the Obama world of misconcieved ideas.

  • Steve Stevensen

    The Lockerbie bomber was released by Scotland for a stake in Libya’s oil. The Sheikh will be released by Obama because Obama truly believes that Islam has been wronged by the West. Another Obama ‘hit the reset button’, but this time it’s with Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Abe Stract

    I can’t put my finger on it, but I think that “Blind Sheik” knows something that we don’t.
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2hdr5sy.jpg

  • Abe Stract

    I can’t put my finger on it, but I think that “Blind Sheik” knows something that we don’t.
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2hdr5sy.jpg

  • Nomadic100

    The most important goal right now is defeating Obama! Releasing the sheikh would bring a heap of opprobrium down on Obama, deservedly, and produce a swell of support for Romney. So, I say do it, Obama!

  • Nomadic100

    The most important goal right now is defeating Obama! Releasing the sheikh would bring a heap of opprobrium down on Obama, deservedly, and produce a swell of support for Romney. So, I say do it, Obama!

  • weRbroke

    Does anyone feel like he is looking for an exit strategy? He loses, blames it on RACISTS.

  • weRbroke

    Does anyone feel like he is looking for an exit strategy? He loses, blames it on RACISTS.

  • Patrick L

    Claire 123 is right on the money if he wins “more flexibility” will be had by all of our enemies. Remember “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” What greater enemy does this country have but the guy in the oval office right now?

    • sandrat979

      In his own words in his book his mission is to bring America down.
      And everone who votes for him is helping him.

      • Patrick L

        Yes I’ve known that for the past 3&1/2 years anyone that’s read his books looked at who his friends are knows it as well. Uneducated idiots and followers in love w/him are blind to what his real goals are. This is like Nazi germany in the 30’s all over again if the worst happens the MSM can just say “we didn’t know” “we were just doing our jobs” “we didn’t think that was what he really wanted”

    • sandrat979

      In his own words in his book his mission is to bring America down.
      And everone who votes for him is helping him.

  • Patrick L

    Claire 123 is right on the money if he wins “more flexibility” will be had by all of our enemies. Remember “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” What greater enemy does this country have but the guy in the oval office right now?

  • JettieG

    Pfft. obama will release him on compassionate grounds: he’s BLIND. Just like Scotland released the Lockerbie terrorist Al-Megrahi coz docs reckoned he had only 3 months to live (sob, prostate cancer) and he was welcomed back to Libya as a hero. Nice slap in the face. He lived more that 3 friggin months.

  • JettieG

    Pfft. obama will release him on compassionate grounds: he’s BLIND. Just like Scotland released the Lockerbie terrorist Al-Megrahi coz docs reckoned he had only 3 months to live (sob, prostate cancer) and he was welcomed back to Libya as a hero. Nice slap in the face. He lived more that 3 friggin months.

  • Justin Levesque

    Screw that! The ‘Blind Sheik’ needs to rot in an AMERICAN prison for the rest of his life. If he’s released to Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood will have him behind a pulpit as soon as he gets off of the plane!

  • Harlan Hikaru Fox

    He’ll also pardon Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Bradley Manning, Mumia Jamal, Assata Shakur, Julian Assange, Najibullah Zazi, and Nidal Hassan.

  • BeeKaaay

    He has to get the Muslim and leftwingwacko vote somehow, so yes, he IS that stupid.

  • BeeKaaay

    He has to get the Muslim and leftwingwacko vote somehow, so yes, he IS that stupid.

  • irishgirl91

    Either way, on the way out the door this year or when he has no one to answer to in the second term. I have a hard time believing this deal hasn’t already been made.

  • Streetiebird

    Turns out this is completely false. He is serving life in prison with no talks about extradition. This is just lies.

  • Streetiebird

    Turns out this is completely false. He is serving life in prison with no talks about extradition. This is just lies.