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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Republicans Threaten to Block Civilian Trials for 9/11 Terrorists

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 09:42 PM

"House Republicans say they'll make Democrats feel the political heat for President Obama's decision to try Sept. 11 attack plotters in U.S. civilian courts by trying to force a vote on a bill to block those trials," reports the Washington Times.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R.-Ohio) "and other opponents say the terrorists don't deserve the same rights as U.S. citizens, and worry that holding civilian trials signals a return to the 1990s when the threat from al Qaeda was treated as a criminal matter, not a war," says the Times.

"They also argue that sensitive intelligence information could be revealed in court trials and that the accused could use the trials as a propaganda exercise."