The confessed 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will stand trial for the terror attacks in a federal court in New York, according to reports by AP and other news outlets. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to make the announcement later today.
You would think the Obama administration would have second thoughts about unveiling such a plan so soon after the Fort Hood killings and the ensuing debate about whether the shooter, Nidal Malik Hasan, was committing an act of jihadist terror or just garden-variety workplace violence. But apparently the administration is doubling down on the idea that jihadist killings — and surely no one besides the Truthers disputes that that’s what 9/11 was — are a crime like any other, committed by criminals like any others.
Will we be treated to spectacles like the last time these terrorists were asked to attend a hearing, in Guantanamo Bay back in July? Here’s one partial account:
Nearly eight years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist