11.13.09

Comment On Decision To Pursue Certain Detainee Cases In Federal District Court

“I have always believed that the nation’s federal courts are capable of trying high profile terrorism and national security cases.  They have proven time and time again to be up to the job.  The Justice Department’s decision to pursue criminal charges against Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other suspects in federal court is a step toward bringing long overdue justice to the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.   I hope these cases will move forward promptly.  By trying them in our federal courts, we demonstrate to the world that the most powerful nation on earth also trusts its judicial system – a system respected around the world.”

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