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Terrorism / 9/11 Trials / A Discussion (Part I) #952890

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Justice Department decision to try 9/11 attack terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammad along with four accused accomplices in civilian court in New York City reported; two Mohammad photos shown; details given about President Obama's decision to close the Guantanamo Bay prison. [On June 11, 2006, President BUSH - says they should be tried in courts in the US.] The plans to try the attackers of the USS Cole in military courts noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Peter Bergen, Joe Johns & former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold† about trying terrorists. [TOOBIN - outlines the problems in prosecuting these terrorists.] [JOHNS - outlines the view of the opponents of this kind of trial & whether military tribunals would work.] [LIPPOLD - says military commissions would make sense because the attacks of 9/11 & against the USS Cole were acts of war.] [BERGEN - says the case against Mohammad & Ramzi bin al-Shibh‡ would be easy to try.]

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