April 17, 2011
While the Justice Department is planning a military trial of accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and alleged co-conspirators, President Obama still says the proceedings should have taken place in New York City.
“I remain convinced we could have handled this in New York,” Obama told the Associated Press in an interview. “We could have handled it in a normal court.”
Obama also told AP he would to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay where KSM and others are being held, but he did not make a firm commitment to do so.