There’s no reason we can’t try a terrorist in U.S. courts. In fact, we’ve done it before. Ramzi Yousef is in prison for the first World Trade Center bombing, while Timothy McVeigh was held in federal prison before his execution.
But a unique combination of congressional bedwetting – largely conservative Republican, but some Democrats have aided them – has led the Obama administration to cave to those who lack confidence in our judicial system. Very lame.