I want to COMMEND Attorney General Holder & the Obama Justice Department for deciding to try Khalid Sheikh Muhammmad & others in a CRIMINAL COURT in NYC.
FINALLY, an Attorney General & a President that actually EMBRACE our Constitution & have not only RESPECT for it’s precepts, but FAITH in them as well.
The contortions that Gonzales, et al had put it through to try & skirt our VALUES as Americans.. TORTURING those involved so that ANY evidence found under those circumstances were THROWN OUT.. even by this CONSERVATIVE SCOTUS… even by the kangaroo courts & “tribunals” that they had created.
Tribunals are for MILITARY JUSTICE, as you know.. but the defendants are NOT “military”.. if they were, they be considered POWS & subject to the Geneva Convention.. ESPECIALLY regarding TORTURE.
THAT is why they were deemed “enemy combatants”.. so that Rummy, Cheney, et al could TORTURE them with seeming impunity.
They tried to have it BOTH ways… they lost, as even THIS conservative SCOTUS found.
If they are CIVILIANS, then a Tribunal is Unconstitutional.. if they were MILITARY, they were protected by the Convention that WE SIGNED.
One of the BEST things that can come out of these trials (besides justice) is the exposure of those who spit on our most sacred document & our values as a nation with it.
FINALLY.. once again a Nation of LAWS & NOT of “men”.