44 Percent Go NIMBY On 9/11 Conspirators Trial
Any hopes of a Law & Order: Terrorist Conviction made-for-TV movie was thrown out the window when the White House deemed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (you know, the dirty enemy combatant) and the rest of his 9/11 conspirators will instead be tried in a military tribunal.
This decision is likely coincidental to public opinion, but in a recent Rasmussen-conducted poll 44 percent of respondents announced they favor this move, as opposed to 33 percent who'd opt for a trial in the U.S. (23 percent are unable to conceive thoughts on the spot during a phone call, but they have probably picked sides on the Conan vs. NBC feud.)
Our own Dave Nalle threw down best argument I've seen to prosecute them in New York City. And while all this is going on, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the "crotch bomber," stands trial while being incarcerated at a federal prison in Michigan. (And, yes, some Senators are imploring the White House to reverse this decision.)
Who's antsy about him going through the legal system in Detroit? Perhaps it's a matter of competence: KSM and his posse were successful in their terrorist attack, while Abdulmutallab's lone accomplishment was setting fire to his own underwear.
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