Why hold a trial for a terrorist who has confessed?

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    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession also quotes him saying he beheaded American journalist Daniel Pearl with his "blessed" right hand, and held the head for everyone to see on a videotape which he said was available on YouTube.

    The estimated cost of security for such a controversial proceeding as a civilian trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was originally estimated at $75 million per year. Because of the extreme security measures required, and that the entire proceeding of pre-trial motions and trial could take years, the cost was recently put at $1 billion to try KSM in New York City and the plans were scuttled.

    All this expense, plus a frightening security risk for any host city, for a radical Islamic enemy combatant who has confessed.


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    Alas confessing and pleading guilty are two different things.
     
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    The same reason you'd have a trial for any war criminal.
    Civilian trial, no.
     
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    So......lets see

    Once you torture a confession out of someone you can go right to the execution

    America...what a country!
     
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    If you've got to ask that question, you've already flunked civics.
     
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    The point is not to put the terrorist on trial. The point is to put the Bush administration on trial for its authorization of waterboarding.
     
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    You really DID flunk civics, didn't you!!!
     
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    of course the won't hate you for your freedoms if you give them up......GOP - the party of surrender.
     
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    A better question would be, why try him at all? Just kill the bastard now.

    After all Biden all but guaranteed a conviction.

    "Look, there's no doubt that he would not be acquitted; the facts we have are overwhelming. We're absolutely confident he will be convicted in whatever forum he is tried,".-- Joe Biden--

    And Attorney General Eric Holder has stated "no matter what the jury decides, it seems, KSM will remain a prisoner in U.S. custody".

    So why the dog and pony show?
     
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    Yeah, fuck due process! :rolleyes:
     
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