Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Military Trial was Legitimate Choice for 9/11 Conspirators - Video 11/18/09
Here is video of Attorney General Eric Holder appearing before a Senate Committee today to defend their decision to try 9/11 conspirators before a civilian court in New York.
Holder said he knew this decision would be controversial. Holder said the conspirators could have been tried in either civilian courts, or in military commissions. He said he believes he can present the strongest case in Federal court.
This blows out of the water the liberal media's argument for the last three days that Holder decided to do it in civilian court because the "crime" happened on U.S. soil, and should be tried in civilian court. Holder admitted he could have also chosen to do it before a Military Tribunal.
This decision is a deliberate choice. It is my view that the choice of the civilian court is primarily because they want to put the Bush Administration on trial for the interrogation tactics used.