So we've decided to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York civilian court. How marvellous! And then what? Will we try every non-uniformed (i.e., all) combatant we capture in the US? This gives American rights to trial to every enemy everywhere. Why stop there? Why are the terrorists special? What about the thugs and pickpockets of Sicily? How about the kidnappers of Mexico? Why don't they all deserve this kind of treatment.
I think I'm beginning to figure this one out. This is actually the Obama Administration's second stimulus and the key to his green jobs plan. We'll become the world's court system. It will employ millions in tiny offices using computers powered by windmills after commuting by light rail. It's a win-win-win!