The Washington Post reports that President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed et al. be prosecuted in a military tribunal rather than federal court in New York City. But this outcome would be accompanied by some kind of agreement with Lindsey Graham to help the administration secure congressional funding and legal authority to close Gitmo in favor of a facility within the United States.
I hesitate to criticize the outcome sight unseen, but Graham is apparently the key actor in negotiating an agreement with the Obama administration on closing the Guantanamo detention facility. I understood Graham to say as much in a recent interview with Greta Van Susteren on her Fox News show in which he asserted the desirability of closing Gitmo.
Closing Gitmo and bringing the detainees to the United States is a bad idea in itself. Closing Gitmo would also be an unacceptable price to pay for saving Barack Obama and Eric Holder from the folly of their unworkable plan to bring KSM to the United States and cloak them in the mantle of the United States Constitution.
UPDATE: At the New York Post, Abby Wisse Schachter concurs with me; at Contentions, Max Boot disagrees.
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