When radical Islamists are caught in an act of terror, our government should use every tool at their disposal to make sure these monsters are brought to justice and reap the evil that they have attempted against innocent Americans. Civilian trials are clearly not going to accomplish that goal.
Read what a retired Navy officer has to say regarding these nonsensical trials, via One News Now:
Terror trials in civilian courts - here's what you get
"The retired naval officer who commanded the USS Cole when it was hit by terrorists says the recent ruling in the trial of an Islamic terrorist illustrates why such cases should not be tried in civilian courts.
Federal prosecutors are now handicapped in their terrorism case against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who is accused of conspiring with al-Qaeda to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998 -- an act that killed 224 people, a dozen of them Americans. A federal judge in New York has barred the government's star witness against the Guantanamo Bay detainee, ruling that the witness could not take the stand because investigators learned of his existence through the 'coercive' questioning of Ghailani by the CIA.
Cmdr. Kirk Lippold (USN-Ret.), former commander of the Cole and now senior military fellow at Military Families United, labels the ruling 'outrageous' and says the terrorist defendant should not be tried in a civilian court.
'(This ruling] is indicative of how the judicial system is going to view detainees in giving them...rights and protections under the Constitution that they would not be afforded if we treated them for what they were -- which is terrorists,' he states emphatically. 'Military commissions is the proper venue [for these trials].'
But while Lippold is hopeful that the government can win a conviction despite this ruling, he is concerned about the trial setting a precedent.
'What we don't want to do is afford the administration an opportunity to say "Ah ha! Here we go -- we got a case that was tried in federal court with a terrorist that was down in Guantanamo Bay; therefore we should be able to extend this privilege to all the others."'
Lippold says then even terrorists like Khalid Sheik Mohammad would be given access to a public platform with plenty of lawyers, instead of a military commission that would assure he is tried the way he should be."