From the NY Daily News
We now have proof that a civilian trial for a terrorist is another dumb Obamidea, as predicted. A civilian jury found a terrorist guilty of conspiracy, yet acquitted him on all other charges (his confession was thrown out). With this acquittal decision, the jury also indicted the entire concept of civilian trials for terrorists.
The first civilian trial of a Guantanamo prisoner ended Wednesday with the stunning acquittal of an accused Al Qaeda operative on all but a single count. A federal jury convicted Ahmed Ghailani, 36, of conspiring to destroy U.S. buildings and property in the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans…the panel cleared Ghailani of more than 280 other counts, including the top charges of murder and murder conspiracy.
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I) who has been a staunch opponent of such trials, called the mixed verdict “a disgraceful miscarriage of justice…If this had been before a military tribunal, evidence that was blocked in this case would have been admissible…It shows how totally wrong the Obama administration is to bring a case like this to civilian court”…
Read it here: Terrorist Acquitted