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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed arraigned Saturday

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:05am 5/6/2012 at 11:05am

Yesterday, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) was arraigned at Gitmo along with his four co-conspirators.

The team at This Ain’t Hell was there, in person, and liveblogged the entire trial beginning with this photo taken from the parking lot full of media:

This Ain’t Hell reports that KSM, whose appearance most remember...

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The Irony Grows Deeper – Key Intel Came From Enhanced Interrogations In Secret Prisons

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2011 at 12:54pm 5/2/2011 at 12:54pm

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, via AP:

Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001...

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The Obvious Question About Moving The Loughner Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:07am 1/17/2011 at 9:07am

Mea Culpa:  This happens sometimes.  The post below was wrong as originally drafted, as pointed out by a reader, because it is court officials, not the Justice Department, who want to move the trial.  Gulp.

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The Justice Department Federal court officials want to move the trial of Jared Loughner from Tucson to San Diego...

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Obama’s Freaky Fridays

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:04pm 8/23/2010 at 2:04pm

On Friday, Barack Obama dropped a political bombshell with wide ranging implications for the U.S. war on terror and relations with the Muslim world.  Obama then disappeared from the domestic political scene, as a fury of recriminations reverberated throughout the political sphere and blogosphere.  Obama left others to deal with the...

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Clarence Thomas Tortured KSM

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 8, 2010 at 8:10am 3/8/2010 at 8:10am

That seems to be the point of David Savage’s intellectually dishonest column in the L.A. Times. Savage tries to link Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to the 2002 “torture memo” written by Thomas’ former clerk, John Yoo.

Savage’s argument is that Thomas’ view of the 8th Amendment‘s ban on “cruel and unusual...

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Wait for It – Gadahn Capture Proves Obama Is Better Than Bush

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 3:40pm 3/7/2010 at 3:40pm

Adam Gadahn has been captured, reportedly.

Good. Period.

This is a fight on which we all should be on the same side.

But wait for it: This proves Obama’s anti-terrorism strategy is better than Bush’s –

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More Rights for Terrorists Mean More Dead Terrorists

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 4:35pm 2/14/2010 at 4:35pm

On November 29, 2008, in the wake of the Mumbai massacre and the election of Barack Obama (no connection drawn, just historically close in time), I wrote of the dilemma faced on whether to kill or capture terrorists: Giving Terrorists “Rights” May Lead To More Terrorist Deaths

The issue was whether, in...

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Look Who’s Surrendering To Terrorists Now

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:42am 1/30/2010 at 11:42am

When the Obama administration announced in November its intention to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and several other 9/11 plotters on trial in a civilian court in downtown Manhattan, the decision was met with derision on the right.

There were two parts to that decision which were inextricably intertwined. First, was the decision...

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One More Question, Please

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 6:37pm 1/3/2010 at 6:37pm

“If we still cannot connect the dots on al-Qaeda bomb plots, why are we having the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 plotters in densely populated downtown Manhattan?”

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Scalia Was Right About Releasing Gitmo Detainees

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00am 12/29/2009 at 11:00am

Reports indicate that two of the planners of the attempted airplane bombing over Detroit were released Gitmo detainees, Muhamad Attik alHarbi and Said Ali Shari. Each of these detainees went through a military hearing system and were released in 2007.

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Quote of the Weekend

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 30, 2009 at 9:15am 11/30/2009 at 9:15am

Best line of the weekend. Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday, asked whether the White House party crashers should be prosecuted:

Yes, we should put them on trial in New York in a courtroom right next to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

(My transcription from memory, until I can get a transcript)

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Schumer Right Before He Was Wrong

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 5:28pm 11/19/2009 at 5:28pm

Chuck Schumer defends Obama’s decision to try 9/11 subjects in civilian court in lower Manhattan.

But Schumer was against it (via HotAir and Washington Times) in 2001, using words which explained the lack...

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KSM Trial About Bush-Cheney-Yoo

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 3:00pm 11/17/2009 at 3:00pm

At least Andrew Sullivan is honest that the main purpose of a civilian trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is not obtaining a conviction of KSM. A conviction could be obtained more efficiently and just as fairly in a military tribunal.

As I posted earlier, the purpose of brininging KSM to a civilian...

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KSM Trial is Another Vote of Present

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:30am 11/17/2009 at 7:30am

There is almost unanimous applause in the left-wing blogosphere and mainstream media editorial boards for Obama’s decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in a civilian court. The decision is being hailed as a courageous act to restore the rule of law. In fact, it is a punt by Obama...

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9/11 Is So Kitschy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 4:30pm 11/15/2009 at 4:30pm

Anyone who questions the wisdom of bringing non-civilian Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial in a civilian court stands accused of reducing 9/11 to kitschy memory, or something like that:

In the years since, “9/11” has turned into a shorthand for patriotic kitsch for the Wingnutteria, and doesn’t describe a horrific mass murder....

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Who We Are As A Nation – Nov. 2009 Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 10:20am 11/15/2009 at 10:20am

This is my obligatory “Obama changed his mind on military tribunals” post.

Back in 2006 when the Senate debated the legislation creating constitutionally acceptable military tribunals, as a reaction to the Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan case, Obama was confident that a full military tribunal trial was appropriate even for Khalid...

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