Skip to comments.Holder: ‘I Was Right’ on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC
Posted on 11/04/2013 11:21:27 AM PST by Sub-Driver
November 4, 2013, 1:00 PM ET
Holder: I Was Right on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC ByDevlin Barrett
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the slow pace of the military commission trial of the accused 9/11 plotters shows he was right four years ago to try to put those suspects on trial in New York City.
The trial of those defendants, including the alleged mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is still enmeshed in pre-trial hearings, and the trial itself is not expected to begin for at least another year.
It was four years ago that Mr. Holder announced Mr. Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators being held at a U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba would be put on trial in federal court in lower Manhattan. That decision came under attack first by Republicans in Congress and later political leaders in New York. Eventually the Obama administration retreated and agreed to put them on trial in the military system at Guantanamo.
Asked about the reversal of his decision at an unrelated press conference Monday, Mr. Holder was adamant he had made the right call.
Politics, he said, got in the way of the right legal decision and the right national security decision.
If the men had been sent to New York for trial, Mr. Holder said, the defendants would be on death row as we speak.
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President Obama isn't going to execute an Islamic terrorist on American soil. The Ft. Hood shooter is still breathing, ain't he?
You can always tell a True Believer because they are NEVER EVER wrong.
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Agreed...those commies in NYC would probably give the perps the key to the city. They should change NYC’s name to Rosenberg, NY!
I don’t care if they’re on death row or in Gitmo. Or in Hell, for that matter.
Holder hasn’t been right about anything.
On gun running to Mexican Cartels - F&F
Burning down the children at Waco
Killing off right wing retards at Ruby Ridge
Sending Elian Gonzales back to a Workers' Paradise.
Letting Black Muzzies intimidate potential Tea-Bagger voters.
Finding that Bammy is a Constutional compliant Dicktater.
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Oh, Holder’s fast allrighty. Why I hardly blinked before he had Fast and Furious investigated and the dirtbags responsible prosecuted. I’ve been gone a couple days-—that happened didn’t it?
As I understand it, Manson's attorneys may have tried to make that sort of case.
Holder: I Was Right on Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC
Holder hasn’t been “right” since the the doctor slapped him on the @ss the day he was born, as a matter of fact the Doc probably dropped him on his head.
I don’t care how long the military takes to do this so long as those animals are not allowed on American soil.
They are not criminals.
They are war and enemy combatants. They should be rightly prosecuted under USMCJ and summarily shot.
They won’t be and they will be imprisoned for life...maybe...
Mr. Holder, what would these men have been guilty of per our laws? Can we convict someone of "being a soldier of our enemy captured on the battlefield"? Because that would have ended up being the argument that a jury would have had to decide on. That's how I would have defended the guy. Did we arrest every surviving German and Japanese soldier that put on a uniform during WWII? What law do we have that we can enforce that gives us the power to prosecute a soldier captured on a battlefield during a declared war?
Now, throw in the "torture" and what he "confessed" to under duress? HE WOULD HAVE WALKED. The reason it is taking so long is that we are now trying to apply federal laws (meant for American citizens) to a military tribunal at Gitmo. He was read miranda rights and the defense is moving to have everything he said to be stricken from the record (torture).
Holder, you and Obama screwed this up from the start. Just like everything else you have touched in this country.
sure would celebrate if a run away crane fell on top of this schmuck, Holder.
Sandhill crane that is.
They can only be tried for being war criminals...and the Geneva Conventions specify those trials are to be done by the military - to protect simple soldiers from the wrath of civilians who confuse being a soldier for a foreign power with murder. Also, what does Holder think will happen in discovery in regards methods to locate them and determine what they did? The SCOTUS determined long ago that once they set foot on US soil they get the full benefits of constitutional rights...so good luck with a system created to deal with neighborhood thugs.
The only reason this traitor wants them tried in a civilian trial is so they have a better shot at freedom.
Does Holder know that the military, as is Justice, is under the thumb of Obama? He is blaming his own boss.
Holder is just pissed off they haven’t been found innocent and released into our neighborhoods yet.
And compare this with Slick Willy and Timothy McVeigh.
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