Where to try the 9/11 mastermind?

Khalid Sheik MohammedHemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and GOP insistance that it must be under military jurisdiction, the Obama Administration is still deciding whether to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian court or a military tribunal.  Political Science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in Ameica? American Politics in Comparative Persoective,” says the White House is in a box.

“This typifies the problem the Administration seems to have in setting and holding to a clear course in many different policy areas. It’s hard for the Administration to defend any use of the federal courts when it decides on some use of military tribunals.”

Contact Graham Wilson, 617-353-2540, bkwilson@bu.edu

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