I'd accuse these craven partisans of not trusting the American system of justice and cowardice in the face of these criminals if I didn't know that their concerns aren't actually strongly held but just the usual criticism of anything the President does.
Which makes it doubly ridiculous for the Administration to give in to their nonsense.
As noted above, we've had fantastic success in trying terrorists in civilian courts on American soil. We've actually had less success the few times we've tried terrorists by military tribunal and gained no actual security. We should proudly stand up and try KSM at the scene of the crime and show the world not only that we believe in our hallowed institutions, but that we aren't afraid of shining a light on terrorists.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.
You and me both.Marine Col. Jeffrey Colwell, acting chief defense counsel at the Defense Department's Office of Military Commissions, said it would be a "sad day for the rule of law" if Obama decides not to proceed with a federal trial. "I thought the decision where to put people on trial -- whether federal court or military commissions -- was based on what was right, not what is politically advantageous," Colwell said.