Headlines: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four others will be sent for prosecution in a criminal court in New York from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said on Friday.
The decision today by the Obama administration to try war criminals in civil courts is just a bad idea. First of all these criminals were apprehended on the battelfield. Will the cases be thrown out because they were not read their rights? These were soldiers doing their job during a declared war. Will information obtained during interrogations, including admission of guilt be thrown out because now civil rules apply? What will the rest of the world think? I can tell you the terrorists still at large are celebrating today.
The discussions will rage on this for a long time. Join the discussion forums at the National Homeland Defense Foundation to discuss this topic with key leaders in National Defense: http://forum.nhdflibrary.org/index.php
I haven’t heard good ideas come out of Washington in years.