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Terrorism / 9/11 Trials / A Discussion (Part II) #952893

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 re-introduced. Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Peter Bergen, Joe Johns & former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold† about trying terrorists. [TOOBIN - answers text question about trying the case in New York City: a military tribunal is the alternative.] [LIPPOLD - says the conflict is whether this is a war action that should be tried in a military commission.] [BERGEN - says the military commission system has been a failure over 8 years.] [JOHNS - shows statistics on outcomes of terrorism cases.] Other material: Representative John Boehner's critical statement quoted.
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