The Bush Administration added another terror suspect to its emerging line up of planned war crimes trials before military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani stands accused of central involvement of the bombing of the US embassy in Tanzania in 1998, a crime for which he was indicted then a decade ago. Captured in 2004, Ghailani will now get the post-9/11 treatment along with 9/11 planner, Khalid Sheik Muhammed. The announcement suggests the administration is planning to make sure that the rest of this election year will focus on its preferred topics, the existence of men intent to killing scores of Americans at a time and the appropriateness of torture, limited due process procedures, and ultimately the death penalty for doing justice in such cases.
Read William Glaberson's reporting in today's NYTimes