When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan he thought he would be given a lawyer and stand trial in New York. Today President Obama’s Justice Department granted the mastermind of the September 11th attacks his wish. Soon, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to stand trial in a civilian federal court – just as he wanted.
Terrorists who kill innocent people and do not abide by international law should not be housed on U.S. soil and granted the same rights as American citizens. President Obama and House Democrats support the idea of bringing terrorists onto U.S. soil as a way to honor the Constitution. Bringing terrorists to the U.S. and affording them constitutional protections does just the opposite – it weakens our judicial system and undermines our Constitution. From this day forward, acts of war on our country will be treated as capital crimes.