Dominating the Guantanamo war court today was yesterday's suggestion by Walid Bin Attash that he represent himself. He's accused of organizing an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan where two of the September 11, 2001 hijackers trained, and is being charged with murder.
The news today that the Obama administration has decided to go forward with new military at Guantanamo will test its commitment to a two-track policy and Obama's first promise as president: to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Flying in the face of conventional wisdom and airborne by his own elocution, Senator Graham states that "civilian trials create confusion," an astonishing assertion given their 89% conviction rate of suspected terrorists.
No matter how hard Bush tries to sell these arraignments as a great day for justice, it can't spin the Guantanamo courtroom spectacle into a fair judicial process worthy of the victims of September 11, 2001.