The 9/11 conspirators will finally leave Guantanamo Bay naval base prison, where they have been in limbo through all of the years of the Bush Administration, and will be held accountable in federal court in New York City for their crimes.
This trial will be done under the Constitution and will legitimize our reputation as a country that follows law, rather than hysteria, in pursuing terrorists.
We have already had terrorists, both domestic and foreign, who have been prosecuted in federal courts and have all been given life sentences in maximum security prisons. There is no possibility of any of these war criminals being given their freedom, and the odds are good that they may all receive the death penalty, as Timothy McVeigh was given after the horrific Oklahoma City terror attack of 1995.
The irrational fear that holding the trial in New York will provoke more terrorist attacks, while detaining people for years in Guantanamo Bay will not have the same effect, is being promoted by the Republican party opposition and talk radio and Fox News Channel. They fail to see that inaction on holding people accountable is the legacy of the Bush Presidency and is counterproductive to the fight against terrorism.
Now, the Obama Presidency WILL hold the war criminals accountable for their despicable actions, and justice will finally, belatedly, be served! I salute Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama for their courage and their decisiveness!