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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emptywheel What's remarkable abt this corn-seed-as-nat-sec case is not that FISA agreed they were FoPo, but that FBI went to trouble of getting one.
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JimWhiteGNV RT @tparsi: Noah Feldman: It's difficult to escape conclusion that UANI is a front for US or other intel http://t.co/i2T68vTjyq @NoahRFeldm
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emptywheel @trevortimm Yeah, think that was an add after I wrote the piece. Serves exact same purpose tho @ncardozo @kurtopsahl @legind
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JimWhiteGNV RT @APDiploWriter: BAGHDAD (AP) — #Iran Guard says US drone killed 2 of its advisers in #Iraq; #US says it only struck militants.
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bmaz RT @Popehat: .@kcjohnson9 on reforms to campus sexual assault rules. Getting colleges out entirely would be a good idea-via @bmaz http://t…
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emptywheel @pwnallthethings The District judge reviews a very one-sided packet, yes. That's not testing PC. @MikeScarcella @csoghoian
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emptywheel @erinscafe Yeah, but what kind of movie would that make, really?
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bmaz @AllThingsHLS That's what I figured. Would have been nuts not to if you can.
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bmaz @adamgoldmanwp Actually kind of surprised the Phoenix Office is not in the red.; been some issues there over the years.
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bmaz KC Johnson: Rebalance the campus sex assault scales http://t.co/HKqpDyAUpe Excellent article. cc: @ScottGreenfield @Popehat
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