Att: Retreating With Guns Blazing Dept.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration prefers a civilian trial for the alleged 9/11 mastermind, but says that in the face of public and political opposition it must be open to a military tribunal.
In an interview published Monday in The New York Times, Attorney General Eric Holder said, "I have to be more forceful in advocating for why I believe these are trials that should be held on the civilian side." [Ed: With Obama & friends it's all about salesmanship]
However, Holder did not rule out a military trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, saying, "You have to be flexible."
Vice President Joe Biden defended the White House from critics of its approach to prosecuting accused terrorists, saying in interviews aired Sunday that it is not yet clear where Mohammed and four other Sept. 11 suspects held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be tried.
However, Biden said he believes Mohammed will be found guilty regardless of the venue.
Yo, Joe! Ever heard of the presumption of innocence? That kind of talk could prejudice the jury and get the case thrown out.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Obama on KSM Terror Trial: "Just Kidding"
Dan from New York: