Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, and five other suspects will be sent to military commissions, an Obama administration official said Friday.
The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
Without confirming details of the decision, President Barack Obama said it was a legal and national security matter. "I am absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be subjected to the most exacting demands of justice," Obama said at a joint news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.
Now is the time to try men's souls! We have Show Trials a-Coming! Eric "Nation of Cowards" Holder is trotting out the real criminals of 9-11 - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
While the Muslim Martyrs from Gitmo will be the guys in cuffs, Bush and Cheney will be tried in absentia by Holder's Nation of Coward Justice Department.
It makes perfect Progressive sense, People!
Obama's handling of Gitmo has been Comic Opera
The Economy is and will remain Screwed Blued and Tatooed
Gay Marriage is bumped off and the GLBT Advocates are howling mad
Obama Government Option Health Care is DOA on the Senate Doorstep
American Catholic Bishops have grown a pair on Abortion, School Choice and other issues
The White House is poised to abandon Afghanistan
Unemployment is crowding 11% before Christmas and it will get worse.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are going dark
Fort Hood is the tip of an iceberg that will point to the New White House/Dept. Homeland Security directives on Terror
The CIA is set to go Rouge
Iran is Laughing at President Obama
It is time to trot out the last eight years of Bush/Cheney for Christmas. MSNBC needs the ratings boost and Rachel, Big Ed, Fat Boy Olbermann and Milky Matthews are set to go on this initiative!
You can not beat the Standards at Holiday Time!