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United States Attorney General Eric Holder, insofar as he’s said anything comprehensible on the subject, indicates we have to try the man who plotted the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in New York to prove to the world that our justice system lives up to World standards. According to Holder this can only be accomplished in a civilian court and by granting full Constitutional rights to a confessed terrorist.

Some Americans are offended by this.

President Obama today told NBC “I don’t think it will be offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.”

So which is it? We need to prove to the rest of the world that our Justice system is without peer, or we are having a show trial the verdict of which is predetermined?