The extraditions of Abu Hamza, Bary and Fawwaz are a major milestone in our effort to see these alleged high-level terrorists face American justice.Mary Gallagin, acting deputy head of the FBI • Speaking on court appearances and pending US trials for Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary, and Khaled al-Fawwaz, three alleged terrorists sent from the UK to face a courtroom in New York today. The U.S. attempted to extradite Hamza back in 2004, relating to alleged hostage-taking in Yemen, and the British government tried and convicted him over solicitation of murder in 2006. source
[Romney’s] doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign.Time’s Mark Halperin. In case you missed it: Yesterday, Mitt Romney knocked President Obama for “sympathiz[ing] with those who waged the attacks” on US diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt. This claim was false to begin with—Obama didn’t express any sympathy for the attackers—but was made all the more awkward when, six hours after Romney’s statement, news came out that the US ambassador to Libya was killed in the attacks. After that revelation, Romney doubled-down on his attacks on POTUS, and so now, it seems a bit as if Romney is claiming that Obama supported the killing of one of his own ambassadors. Notable here is that very few prominent Republicans are backing Romney up on this—he’s more or less alone. source
» Many assume that al-Qaeda are behind the attacks, after the group’s spokesman in Iraq warned that the group was re-organizing after losing ground to U.S. forces. A double-bombing in the town of Taji, which was timed to follow five other explosions that would draw the attention of emergency responders, was the deadliest of the attacks, killing 41 and wounding others.