Wednesday, April 4, 2012

KSM faces trial

The formal approval for KSM and his 9/11 compatriots to be tried under military commission is welcome and long overdue news. These men are believed responsible for the largest act of terrorism in US history. In addition, their reported connections to other plots include the attack on the USS Cole. Contrary to the claims of some, these military commissions are the appropriate domain for the trial. The commissions will protect the defendants from the prospect of being tried on tainted evidence (evidence that may have come from torture) and will ensure that they receive vigorous legal defense teams. Further, being accused of acts of war against the United States, it is necessary that the US Military judicial system and not the domestic civilian court system be fixed as the authority governing trial. 

The pursuit of justice requires that these men stand trial. All Americans should be relieved at this news.

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