The Boston Herald has more on this amazingly bad bad bad idea.
WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York for trial in a civilian U.S. court and prosecutors expect to seek the death penalty, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
At a news conference, the attorney general said five other suspects, including a major suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole warship, Abdul al-Rahim al-Nashiri, will be tried before a military commission.
By moving the trial to a civilian court in New York, Mohammed and al-Nashiri will be guaranteed certain rights under the U.S. Constitution.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Foreign nationals who had been plotting mass-casualty terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans will be afforded the same due process as a motorist pulled over for a broken tail light.
This country has officially slipped back into a September 10th mindset by taking the fight to the courtrooms.