Today is one of those days.
NYT headlines "Key 9/11 Suspect to Be Tried in New York"
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and four other men accused in the plot will be prosecuted in federal court in New York City, a federal law enforcement official said early on Friday.
Sweetness and Light catches a good point in this mess of a story:
Notice too how the New York Times does not even deign to explicitly mention that Mr. Mohammed and his four accomplices are going to enjoy a civilian trial.
The Times merely notes that they will be tried in “federal court” before they quickly move on to stress that the Cole detainees will be tried before a “military commission.”
Perhaps they are hoping no one will notice.
Malkin has a copy of the letter that was sent to the victims, survivors, and family members of the attack on 9/11/01.
Read it there, but here is how one of those people responded to the letter sent to them from the DOD’s Director Victim Witness Program.
We have an announcement as well: we will fight with every remaining breath in our bodies both their bringing KSM and the rest of the 9/11 conspirators to federal courtrooms within walking distance of where they slaughtered our loved ones. And whomever finds Manhattan’s federal courthouse near Ground Zero a “sentimental favorite” for the 9/11 trials is a damn fool and they ALL ought to be fired. Pass that message on, far, wide, and up and down the chain-of-command.
She also lists a site to sign a petition tot he President.