There are a number of reports that the Obama Administration is actually considering releasing “The Blind Sheik” Omar Abdel-Rahman to Egypt. I am obviously not in a position to know for sure, but I am convinced the reports are true.
Why? As the Ace sniffs out, the State Department denial of the reports is hardly a denial at all:
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied the report.
"Let me say as clearly as I can there is no plan to release the blind sheikh, there is no plan. To my knowledge we have not been approached about it recently by any senior Egyptians," she said Wednesday.
"There is no plan" does not preclude a plan arising in the future, or steps short of a plan -- such as "talks" -- occurring in the present.
This is not a denial. This is virtually a confirmation.
A denial would be a categorical statement: "No State Department personnel would entertain such a request, and no president, including this one, would ever release a major terrorist."
Exactly. Thus I am convinced the Obama Administration is considering more appeasement of Islamofascists by releasing The Blind Sheik.