Posted by | October 8, 2010 16:12 | Filed under: Top Stories

Liz Cheney, Rudy Giuliani and others warned that trying Guantanamo detainees in lower Manhattan would be a security threat and lead to more attacks. Rudy, in particular, should know better, given that he was a witness at the trial of Zacharias Moussouai, and said in 2006, “At the same time, I was in awe of our system… It does demonstrate that we can give people a fair trial, that we are exactly what we say we are. We are a nation of law. . .I think he’s going to be a symbol of American justice.” Glenn Greenwald underscores disparity between what is being claimed by the fear-mongering right-wing and the fact that trials are going on right now, and New Yorkers are shrugging their shoulders.

In 2009:

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Cheney and founder of the Keep America Safe PAC, claimed on Fox News last night that holding terrorism trials in New York “endangers the United States” and brings the country “back to a pre-9/11 mentality” . . . .

Today in the New York Times:

Not one, not two, but three terrorism cases weaved their way simultaneously this week through the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan. . . .

Not only have the proceedings been handled within the rule of law, but also New Yorkers went about their business without so much as a raised eyebrow.

Human Rights First made this video that shows just how much of an imposition these trials are on New York:

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