November 18, 2009
[efoods]President Barack Obama predicted Wednesday that alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be convicted and put to death, as a top aide urged Americans to trust their courts and not “cower” from terrorists.
Obama, speaking to NBC television during a trip to Asia, predicted that anger at the planned civilian trial for Sheikh Mohammed would fall away “when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.”
“I think this notion that somehow we have to be fearful, that these terrorists possess some special powers that prevent us from presenting evidence against them, locking them up and exacting swift justice, I think that has been a fundamental mistake,” he told CNN television in a separate exchange.
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm