DOJ Once Again Succeeds Where DOD Has Failed

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?

Going to prison for life–Florence SuperMax in CO, which is a much tougher prison than Gitmo.

He has been in custody for 2 years and 53 days.

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri? He has been in custody for roughly 9 years, 3 months, and 15 days, for a crime committed over 11 years ago. His trial process is only beginning.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? He has been in custody for just short of 9 years, for a crime he committed 10 years, 5 months, and 5 days ago. His trial won’t begin this year.

This sending terrorists to jail for the rest of their life isn’t that hard. It’s only hard when you try to invent an entirely new legal system to do the job, rather than using the perfectly functional legal system that has proven its ability to do this over and over before.

Update: Adam Serwer talks about how Abdulmutallab made us so scared we passed the NDAA. I would add, he also made us all subject to gate grope.

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JimWhiteGNV A true hero! RT @DougWilliams85: The Rev. Dr. William Barber is the second from left. http://t.co/h3YCzgcvc5
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JimWhiteGNV RT @DougWilliams85: The Alabama State Capitol. IT IS ON THE STEPS WHERE WE SHALL BE MORAL http://t.co/3trFwZ0sm0
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JimWhiteGNV And Al Haig is President. RT @dpleasant: I thought Ted Cruz was Speaker.
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emptywheel Country that gave HSBC wrist slap for helping make $$ available to terrorists wants to stop people fr moving like $$. http://t.co/8KyF9Z2nW9
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JimWhiteGNV RT @MiaFarrow: I don't read ALL the sections of the NyTimes but they're useful anyway http://t.co/ZSFVodVdUF
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emptywheel @astepanovich Oh wait. Betting @RepMikeRogers forgot to mention that bit, huh? @Politico @KCollierWrites
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emptywheel @astepanovich "Of course they got those 1s and 0s bc we had to leave them accessible to NSA." @RepMikeRogers @Politico @KCollierWrites
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emptywheel Saudis hired contractor that fucked up 2012 Olympics security to protect the Haj. http://t.co/0Cp9Ma3E94
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bmaz At least it wasn't a Chicago Bear RT @dmataconis Bear Suspected of Killing Man, 22, Hiking With Friends in New Jersey http://t.co/HWNDW0yM3T
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emptywheel @AdnanSadiq68 Arguably they're trying to set up a swap for Iran, as the US did in 1976 in reverse. But ... yes.
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emptywheel @AdnanSadiq68 Agree. Wouldn't it be nice to have full transparency on who thought this was good idea?
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JimWhiteGNV RT @emptywheel: The Covert Operation Undermining US Credibility against ISIS http://t.co/5jgJhgIHKp
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