At least 80 Guantanamo Bay detainees would be brought to the United States to face trial, military commissions, or continued imprisonment without charge, under the recommendations of a presidential task force, two government officials said yesterday.
The officials said the task force had recommended 35 of the detainees for prosecution, either in civilian or military court settings. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. already has decided that five of those will be tried in New York federal court for their alleged roles in the 2001 terror attacks.
An additional six have been chosen to face military commissions.
These civilian trials for terrorists are more unpopular than the proposed healthcare reform. Why doesn't this White House listen?