Guantanamo Trials Are Legal Failure
The “trial” of the 9/11 terrorists in Guantanamo signals a significant failure of the American legal system. The victims of 9/11 deserve better, because no one will believe that justice will have been done. The prisoners may be guilty, but many victims of lynchings and other mob violence over the years have also been guilty. The sign of civilization would be a fair trial, but Congress and the Obama administration have balked at allowing a fair rial. The military lawyers in Guantanamo will do their best, but they have been put in an impossible situation.