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    Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

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    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.

    If Obama accepts the likely recommendation of his advisers, the White House may be able to secure from Congress the funding and legal authority it needs to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and replace it with a facility within the United States. The administration has failed to meet a self-imposed one-year deadline to close Guantanamo
    This is heartening news. If we've already decided that KSM is going to be detained for the rest of his life regardless of verdict, then why bother going through the motions of a formal trial that would cost hundreds of millions and damage the integrity of the judicial system?
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Reality slaps Obama and the far left on the nuts once again.

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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

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    This is heartening news. If we've already decided that KSM is going to be detained for the rest of his life regardless of verdict, then why bother going through the motions of a formal trial that would cost hundreds of millions and damage the integrity of the judicial system?
    Actually, Obama has decreed that KSM will be executed.
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Yet another massive flip flop, yet another redeeming policy to add to Bush's legacy, yet another issue where the Left will deafen us with their silence.

    Now....next step....where will the trials be held..where will any incarceration be sentenced...what and where and how to do, all of these questions are still out there and.........Gitmo answers every one of them.

    Going on 14 months, prisoners still sit in Gitmo. 14 months, the prison at Bagram continues to be expanded.

    Reaction from those who were supposedly so outraged by these policies:


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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Okay, where are the liberals? This has got to have them in convulsions. Obama is an idiot.....Bush warned him about making stupid campaign promises.
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

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    This is heartening news. If we've already decided that KSM is going to be detained for the rest of his life regardless of verdict, then why bother going through the motions of a formal trial that would cost hundreds of millions and damage the integrity of the judicial system?
    Because we're America and people get trials here.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because we're America and people get trials here.
    Or military tribunal. And, not if they're captured abroad by our military.
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because we're America and people get trials here.
    Military tribunals ARE trials, what did you think they were....lynchings?
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Or military tribunal. And, not if they're captured abroad by our military.
    I prefer trials in civilian courts. Shows these maniacs that America isn't going to compromise its core values for anything.
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    Re: Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I prefer trials in civilian courts. Shows these maniacs that America isn't going to compromise its core values for anything.
    I guess FDR and anyone else who had tribunals didn't have core values, right?
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