Civil Trial For Suspected Terrorists?


A poll yesterday revealed that by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio, Americans reject President Obama’s plan to try the plotters of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in civilian courts, rather than military tribunals. By an even greater margin, Americans say those charged with planning the 9/11 attacks should not be granted the same constitutional rights afforded US citizens.

A civilian trial will ensure that the alleged terrorists are not convicted under a veil of secrecy and are given the same rights and protections afforded to US citizens. If convicted in a civilian court, the conviction(s) will be afforded greater respect than a military tribunal.