Bush Administration National Security Officials Don’t Want to Rule out Federal Courts for Terrorism Trials

New York Times article today cites many national security officials from the Bush Administration who want to keep the option of using federal courts for terrorism trials.

Juan C. Zarate, deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism to Mr. Bush from 2005 to 2009 was quoted in the article:

We shouldn’t inadvertently handcuff ourselves by taking this tool completely out
of our tool kit.

Indeed, federal courts have a better track record than military commissions. Read the facts.


Published on March 9, 2010


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