Testifying before the Senate today, Attorney General Eric Holder declared, ““I’m not scared of what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will have to say at trial — and no one else needs to be either.”
He’s right, of course. It’s a position that former prosecutor Rudy Giuliani used to hold about trying terrorists in civilian courts. Back in 2006, he spoke highly of the decision to prosecute Zacarias Moussaoui in Virginia, even when the jury refused to sentence Moussaoui to death. Here’s what Giuliani had to say on Chris Matthews’ Hardball:
I testified in the penalty phase of the trial. And it was much more difficult than I thought it would be, reviewing all that, going over it, seeing the films of it.
And, you know, obviously I‘m personally involved in this, but I would have preferred a different verdict. But it does show that we have a legal system, that we follow it, that we respect it. And it is exactly what is missing in the parts of the world or a lot of the parts of the