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March 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Obama reversal could mean a GOP deal on Gitmo

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is offering the White House a deal: His party's support on closing Guantanamo Bay for a deal to try self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others in military tribunals.

The deal would reverse a plan by the Obama administration to try the suspected terrorists in a civilian court. There is steadfast support on both sides and time for debate is running out. Our Susan Candiotti has the report.

Read more: White House considers military trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed


Filed under: Controversy • Justice • Terrorism
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Pat, Spokane,WA

    The trials for the Gitmo 911 prisioners should be held in New York State. Everyone is making this harder than what it should be. My solution is to keep these prsioners in a high security prision and bring the court to them. This reduces security costs tremendously...
    The crime was commited in New York and should be handled there.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  2. richard

    Oh great, a Republican deal across the aisle...What is wrong with using common sense in dealing with Gitmo and Terrorist trials that SERVES America and Americans? Why does everything Congress proposes always have some backroom deal or string attached? Why don't our elected officials make decisions based on WHAT IS RIGHT for AMERICA?

    March 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm |