Sept. 11 Trial Shrouded In Uncertainty, StillFebruary 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
Washington, Feb 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is not yet clear what the Barack Obama administration would do with the much talked about September 11th Trial. The White House is still not sure whether Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind in the case should be put through trial or he should be made to face military or civilian justice as well. Robert Gibbs, a White House Spokesperson and Eric Holder, Attorney General did deny the chances of a military trial. If Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is tried in a military court it would translate in the administration going on back foot.
It was earlier said by the Obama administration that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as well as four other 9/11 suspects would be tried in New York’s federal court. This is a sensitive issue and the government needs to act with caution. The administration’s handling of nationally sensitive issues has come under the scanner of the media and public at large. The US government wants to maintain a politically correct stand on the trial that does not give the Republicans an opportunity to find fault. Some of the political veterans are of the view that the terrorists associated with extremist groups are far more dangerous than common criminals and their trial should be fitting for their status.
Last year the administration’s move to shift the prisoners kept at Guantanamo Bay to US mainland gave rise to a huge public uproar. The Republicans are of the view that hardcore criminals should be made to go through military trials under any circumstances. After the victory of Scott Brown, the Republicans are upbeat and President Barack Obama is likely to take the final decision after observing the scenario.
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