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Cowards’ Justice

  • April 08, 2011
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The Obama administration’s announcement that the alleged ‘9/11 mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators will be tried by a military commission in Guantanamo Bay rather than in a New York federal court is not good news, but nor is it very surprising  Obama’s Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr has blamed the Republican-dominated Congress for blocking the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to civilian courts.

This may be partly true, but it is also questionable whether Obama really has the political will to follow through on the electoral commitments that he made to terminate some...

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