Saturday, January 16, 2010

If they insist

The Obama administration is considering a trial in Washington for one of the most notorious Guantanamo Bay terrorism suspects.

Officials tell the Associated Press that Hambali, an Indonesian linked to Osama bin Laden, is one of several detainees being considered for Washington trials. Others are being considered for New York City. Hambali is the suspected mastermind of a 2002 Bali nightclub bombing that killed 202 people.

Good. If the big shots insist on public trials in domestic U.S. civilian courts, let the trials be in the big shots' backyards. They can deal with the hassles, the security nightmares, the inconvenience, and the terror threats.

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