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. American Thinker Blog: Why hold a trial for a terrorist who has confessed?