Seeing a three-column Khalid Shaikh Mohammed staring me down this morning when I unfolded the Times, my first reaction was: “playing the fear card.” But after reading all three accompanying articles (1, 2, 3) about the impending transfer of Mohammed to NYC, to be held and tried just blocks from Ground Zero, the in-your-face photo has a different read (at least locally).
You think this is confrontational, ominous, intimidating? Yeah, right. Check out the Nadler and Bloomberg quotes. It’s New York. They want to settle the score.