Military tribunal may keep 9/11 motives hidden

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April 6, 2011
Freedom's Phoenix
by Ray McGovern  
Posted in Commentary

"Reduced public access to statements made by the 9/11 defendants was one of the specific reasons cited by Sen. Joe Lieberman and other members of Congress for blocking a federal criminal trial. 'Putting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a public courtroom in full view of the public gives him a better platform than any member of al Qaeda has been given to recruit new members,'" Lieberman said in February, successfully arguing that funds should be denied for holding such a trial. In other words, Lieberman wanted to prevent Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants from having an opportunity to explain their actions in a way that the U.S. and world public would get to hear." (04/05/11)  

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