I just heard the best analysis of "why" Øbama and Holder are bringing 5 terrorists from Gitmo to NYC for civilian trial...from a local talk show guy that is usually clueless. (Nice, Conservative, but clueless)...
Because they can't actually bring charges against President George W. Bush and his adminstration...like they want to...they will put them on trial through the agency of a criminal trial for those caught and imprisoned on his watch.
Because that is EXACTLY what's going to happen.
They have made it possible for the terrorists and their lawyers, and the rules of our civilian courts to drag every procedure used by the former administration through the mud—to expose secrets, intelligence and people that are necessary to our national security—while Øbama, Holder hide behind civilian procedure, taking no responsibility for what is about to happen.
The Gunslinger, EOTIS