Watch Cheney and Co. Respond to the Ghailani Sentence
by Sharon Kelly, Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 11:12:26 AM EST
In recent months we heard a lot of pundits wax hysterical about the chaos and mayhem the federal court trial of a former Guantanamo detainee would bring to New York.
The folks at Keep America Safe – Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol, and Debra Burlingame – called the trial “dangerous,” “ reckless,” and “embarrassing”.
But in New York the trial proceeded with no disruptions. No street closures. No increased police presence. And, this week, a federal judge sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life in jail with no chance of parole.
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What’s the sound we’re hearing from the pro-Guantanamo faction? That’s right. Crickets.
A fair trial led to a stiff sentence, leaving the fear-mongers dumb. The folks in the Obama Administration should keep that in mind when they decide where to try KSM.
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