Friday, March 5, 2010

One Step Closer to Military Tribunals for KSM and the Gang

 Photo: via AP

It looks like Obama's advisers may recommend KSM and the Gang be tried by military tribunal.  Ooooh, the Left isn't going to like this one bit.  Let's hope it's true and that they hold it at GITMO.

Via: Washington Post 

Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters  
By Anne E. Kornblut and Peter Finn 

President Obama's advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.
The president's advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States.

Senator Lindsey Graham has been in on the plans.

Top Obama advisers have been negotiating with Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) -- a vocal critic of trying the Sept. 11 suspects in civilian court -- in pursuit of a deal that would secure his help in closing Guantanamo.
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My thoughts...
I would not be surprised if Senator Graham does help Obama try to close GITMO.  It's great that Graham is pursuing the military tribunals, but if GITMO closes that means the terrorists housed there will come to America.  I do not trust Graham as far as I can throw him...can you say "amnesty"...or how about "cap and tax"?

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