So what happens if Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 masterminds, whose trials Attorney General Eric Holder has decided will take place in the criminal justice system in New York, get off on a technicality or are somehow O.J.-Simpsoned by a jury? Can we still hold them? If not, where do they go?
At its simplest, one of two things will happen:
- They get let go. That means that the guy who planned the 1993 WTC attack and the murder of Daniel Pearl (to give just two examples) walks out onto an American street, free and happy.
- They stay locked up, and to the Devil with the court system. No, I don’t [expletive deleted] know why captured terrorists were given legal rights and a trial if an unfavorable result was going to be ignored anyway, either.
Those are the options: media circus, or show trials. The administration had better well hope they do a better job at handling this than they have at… well, everything… so far.
Crossposted to RedState.