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Mr. Attorney General, Where Would You Put Osama bin Laden?

Posted By Mike Brownfield On November 19, 2009 @ 6:36 pm In Legal | Comments Disabled

In today’s Morning Bell [1], we wrote about the historically bad decision Attorney General Eric Holder made in announcing that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five other terrorists would be tried in a civilian court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal.

Edwin Meese III, the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation as well as the United States Attorney General between 1985 and 1988, called Holder’s decisions a “a tragic mistake.” [2]

In the video below, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questions Holder on his decision during yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee Oversight hearing of the U.S. Department of Justice. His questions illustrate why trying terrorists in civilian court is such a tragic mistake.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTmLKUT817Y&feature=related[/youtube]


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[1] In today’s Morning Bell: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/morning-bell-a-historically-bad-decision/

[2] called Holder’s decisions a “a tragic mistake.”: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/18/statement-by-ed-meese-on-new-york-terror-trials/

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