Friday, January 30, 2009

Halt Terrorist Trials? Not So Fast

A military judge has put the brakes on President Obama's summary order to temporarily halt all judicial proceedings against terrorist suspects. This particular action is with regard to the case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri who is accused of masterminding the U.S.S. Cole attack in 2000 that killed 17 American servicemen.

The ACLU practically had a cerebral hemorrhage when hearing the news. They want Defense Secretary Gates to drop charges against al-Nashiri so that he can be tried in a civilian court. Now, I could be off base hear, but if al-Nashiri is a committed Jihadi warrior and he deliberately planned the attack and murder of U.S. military personnel, where does the "civilian" part come in?

This is going to be an interesting fight.

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