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Convicted in Our Courts

Obama is proving my earlier point: Our courts are strong enough to convict after the attack occurs, when there is ample forensic evidence. Less so before an attack occurs. Those who have declared war on the United States, as al-Qaeda did, should be treated as a military foe.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.

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