New York Gov. David Paterson said today he doesn't agree with the Obama administration's decision to try five 9/11 suspects, including self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in New York City, partially because New Yorkers are "having trouble getting over" the attacks.
"This is not a decision that I would have made," Paterson said according to the Daily News.
"Our country was attacked on its own soil on Sept. 11, 2001, and New York was very much the epicenter of that attack," he said.
"It's very painful. We're still having trouble getting over it. We still haven't been able to rebuild that site, and having those terrorists tried so close to the attack is going to be an encumbrance on all of New Yorkers," he said.
The governor did, however, promise to fully cooperate with the federal government.