Damn, we just NOW putting theses a**holes in front of “Your honor”???
The Obama administration has decided to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, on trial before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday.
Holder told a news conference the decision was necessary because Congress had imposed “unwise and unwarranted restrictions” that blocked the administration from bringing any Guantanamo detainees to trial in the United States.
The decision represents an about-face for the White House, which had been planning to bring Mohammed and other 9/11 defendants to the United States for trial in a civilian federal court.
The Justice Department’s announcement in 2009 that it would seek to try Mohammed and four other suspects in civilian court in Manhattan, just blocks from the World Trade Center site, was fiercely criticized by many elected officials and families of victims.
Mohammed’s alleged co-conspirators are:
Waleed bin Attash, a Yemeni who allegedly ran an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan;
Ramzi Binalshibh, a Yemeni who allegedly helped find flight schools for the hijackers;
Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, accused of helping nine of the hijackers travel to the United States and sent them $120,000 for expenses and flight training; and
Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, a Saudi accused of helping the hijackers with money, Western clothing, traveler’s checks and credit cards.
It’s kind of fawked up that Congress would c*ck-block the President’s move but as long as they get what’s coming to them then it’ll be all good.
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