Whaddya know? We tried a terrorist in court, and he was found guilty on the charges that could be proven, the others were dismissed, and now he is facing 20 to life in jail:
The first former Guantánamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court was acquitted on Wednesday of all but one of more than 280 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the United States Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The case has been seen as a test of President Obama’s goal of trying detainees in federal court whenever feasible, and the result may again fuel debate over whether civilian courts are appropriate for trying terrorists.
The defendant, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, 36, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property. He was acquitted of four counts of conspiracy, including conspiring to kill Americans and to use weapons of mass destruction.
I see a wingnut voltron is being formed to claim “justice” was not served, but from where I sit, it worked perfectly. Note to CIA and Republicans- stop torturing people and maybe we can send them to jail for longer!