After entirely too long, the Attorney General of the Unites States made the decision that should have been made years ago. Terrorist mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) will be tried in
Guantanamo Bay rather than . Now our military will no doubt suffer in relative silence the absurd categorizations that will be made by the left about the fairness of a military tribunal. New York City
How does a military tribunal stack up against a Federal Court? I can tell you that having been part of and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice system for nearly 40% of my life; I prefer it to the civilian justice system. The military system is faster and has built in reviews to ensure fairness. Most importantly all the positions in the military justice system from Judge, to jury are populated by people of honor and integrity. That is unless a defendant introduces a civilian lawyer into the fray.
The military doesn’t necessarily believe that everyone has the right to be found innocent. We reserve that right for people who actually are innocent. O.J. Simpson wouldn’t have walked free after murdering two people had he been subjected to military justice for example. The jury for KSM will be made up of brave military officers of maturity and intelligence who will fairly and impartially try the accused.
Military officers believe that if you are accused of murder you deserve a first class trial. We also believe that if you are guilty of murder you deserve a first class hanging.