Now I can understand why the Right-Wing Bush-ites like Karl Rove and his ilk feel vindicated by the Administration's choice to double-down on Gitmo. Not only does it serve to keep them out of jail for committing war crimes against humanity, but they also get the added bonus of being able to say "I told you so." But for the life of me, I still can't quite get my head around why people in this country, especially the families of 9/11 victims, feel that trying these terrorist suspects in military tribunals - as opposed to federal courts - is the "right" thing to do.
Per Fox News:
Debra Burlingame, head of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said the group is "relieved" Obama "abandoned his plan" to bring the conspirators to U.S. soil."We are grateful to the president for reversing his decision, conveyed to the families just last month, to go forward with civilian trials and seek repeal of congressional legislation that stripped funding for that effort," said Burlingame, whose brother was the pilot aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which was forced into the Pentagon on Sept. 11."We have great confidence in the military commissions legal framework which is fair, lawful, effective and consistent with our tradition and values as a nation," she said.