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Monday, November 16, 2009

KSM in NYC Show Trial

Red State reminds us that the last time we put terrorists on trial, many of the discovery documents that were supposed to be confidential later showed up in Al Qaeda hideouts. He also argues that this is nothing more than a show trial:

Barack Obama would not risk a civilian trial without being sure of a conviction. This then amounts to a show trial, but one where the prosecutors will have to comply with discovery requirements that will potentially put classified material into the hands of Al Qaeda.

I hate to say it, but I don't agree with his first sentence. I think Obama would not be all that upset by a non-conviction here. In fact, he might think it's preferable, as it would show the world how non-biased and non-judgmental we are.