The photo at right shows 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at the time of his capture in March 2003. The photo below shows Khalid Sheikh Mohammed taken recently at Guantánamo Bay detention camp.
Obama's decision opened him to risks -- should the prosecutions fail, or if it prompts further attacks, it could anger the victims' families and prompt a public backlash.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed confidence that the cases were strong and said the trials would not be impaired by the harsh interrogations of Mohammed and others.
Others are not so sure. They point to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Police found blood on Simpson. They found bloody clothes in Simpson’s house as well as other damning evidence against Simpson.
With O.J.’s “dream team” of lawyers, his murder trial ended in an acquittal.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be provided with a “dream team” of defense lawyers with the full ability to use jury selection experts, etc.
Jury selection experts alone have been instrumental in acquittal rulings in many high profile cases involving the ‘rich and famous.’ Now it appears terrorists will receive the same luxury.
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