Sunday, February 14, 2010

Obama reported to OK civilian trial

UPI reports that Obama has decided on civilian trial for the men accused of being part of the 9/11 attacks.
The news agency quoted an official who spoke on condition of anonymity. However Veep Biden told a TV audience today that the White house hadn't ruled out a military tribunal.

Biden was responding to a charge by Cheney that Obama is soft on terrorists, a charge that is being used to smear the right of fair trial by the 9/11 suspects. It's the old "guilty people don't deserve fair trials" ploy.

Responding to political pressure against holding the trial at the federal courthouse next to the demolished trade center site, the White House is considering where the trial might be held, the agency said.

If UPI's report is accurate, there would be at least a fair chance of the defense lawyers ripping apart the government's fairy tales (and Cheney's crazed claims), and we could not in this instance properly accuse Obama of meddling in the truth-finding. Obviously, we don't expect the organs of propaganda to report anything that troubles the government hocus pocus. But we can hope that others will report the trial objectively.

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