Fifteen years ago this month, then-President George W. Bush responded to 9/11 by publicly placing 22 top terrorists on an FBI most wanted list. In the decade and half since, more of the original list of fugitives have been killed than caught, while several remain on the run — including two senior
In a sharp reversal of the Obama administration's policy on trying Sept. 11 suspects in U.S. courts, mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators will be tried in a military commission at Guantanamo Bay . Attorney General Eric Holder today placed the blame squarely on Congress for
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TAPPER: I wanted to ask you about the Ghailani verdict. Senator Jim Webb said that the verdict proves “that those charged with crimes of war and those who have been determined to be dangerous law-of-war detainees do not belong in our courts, our prisons or our country. I again call on President
A leading Democratic voice on national security – Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia – today joined a chorus of Republican critics in saying that the Ahmed Ghailani verdict – he was convicted on one of 285 counts – shows the need for military commissions to be used in trying terrorist detainees.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell today joined a chorus of critics in the wake of the Ahmed Ghailani verdict – an acquittal on all but one of 285 charges – in arguing that it is “proof” that the Obama administration has a “deeply misguided” and “potentially harmful” approach to prosecuting
Though some critics and observers are suggesting the Ghailani verdict -- he was acquited of all but one of more than 280 charges -- weakens the president's call for civilian criminal trials for Guantanamo detainees, a senior administration official pushes back:
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