Alleged 9/11 Planners Should Face Trial in New York State
More than 2,600 people were murdered in New York City on 9/11. The five men accused of planning the 9/11 attacks are in US custody but still haven’t been brought to justice. Why? Because the Bush administration held the men for years in secret prisons, and then insisted on trying them in an untested military commission.
Since 9/11, military commissions have tried only three terrorism suspects. US federal courts, by contrast, have successfully completed more than 400 terrorism cases in that time. These commissions are not only lacking in fundamental due process guarantees, they are extremely inefficient.