Jim Moran Addresses Tense, Controversial Issue, Makes It Worse

Hey, if you don’t think it’s a good idea to bring Khalid Sheik Mohammad to New York City for a civilian trial, you’re not just wrong, you’re “un-American.”

Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat of Northern Virginia, says so.

His Republican challenger, Matthew Berry, offers a differing view:

 “It is wrong for Congressman Moran to question the patriotism of the millions of Americans who believe that terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried by military commissions rather than in civilian courtrooms. Furthermore, Congressman Moran’s comment reflects a basic ignorance of American history.  Military commissions were used to try war crimes during the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War II. The use of a military commission to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would have been entirely in keeping with American history and tradition.”

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