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The recent decision by the Attorney General Eric Holder to let the Southern District of New York try the likes of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Waleed Bin Ahash, Raniz Binalslshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz and Mustafa Ahmad al Hawasawi for their part in the tragedy of 9/11 has stirred up quite a controversy. I expected Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Sean Hannity to use this decision as just another reason to stir up the base but some Republican senators seem to be following suit. Some of the senators have been prosecutors, one was a judge, yet they do not have any confidence in the American justice system although this court has convicted over 300 domestic and international terrorist. Congress should not interfere with the judicial branch, especially if it is just for political theater.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer had two panels to discuss Eric Holder's decision. Ben Stein, Jamie Rubin and David Gergen were on the first panel. Ben Stein said the 9/11 hijackers were war criminals, thus they should be tried in a military court and not be given a platform for their jihadist propaganda. David Gergen said it would be a political gamble if the trials went on for a long period of time or it was seen as a three ring circus with all the motions for venue change, tainted evidence, or seen as a referendum on Bush/Cheney. I think Jamie Rubin's view that this trial will allow America to take the high road with very little risk is correct because Attorney General Holder is confident that he has enough hard evidence such as a seized computer, notes, maps, phone records and a full confession before the torture to get a guilty verdict along with the death penalty. The second panel of Paul Cruickshank (terrorism expert),Peter Bergan (CNN national security analyst) and author Ron Suskind pretty much agreed with Eric Holder's decision and dismissed the notion that New York will be in any greater risk for having the trials…Mr. Cruickshank said New York was a target yesterday, it is today and will be tomorrow.

I am looking forward to the trials because we will finally have cloture on constitutional issues like the morality of torture, Habeas Corpus to war criminals and we will show the world we can handle high profile international cases and can provide the necessary security needed for such a task. It will also restore our reputation as followers of the rule of law. I still do not know why we are having a military tribune for some of the detainees but I am sure it is in the master plan of shutting down Guantanamo Bay. No one has escaped from Super Max in Florence, Colorado.