Will This Kill the Troofers?
KSM says he's ready to plead guilty:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said Monday he is ready to confess but will wait until all five can respond to the capital charges in unison. He said: "We want everyone to plea together."
Or will they claim he's been brainwashed into believing he did it?
Michelle Malkin has similar thoughts. But Jules Crittenden points out that KSM's prior admissions of guilt haven't changed their minds.
My take? The Troofers will fall back to acknowledging that Atta and his buddies did the attack, but will claim that the government knew beforehand, let the attacks happen and made things worse via "controlled demolition" at the WTC. This "LIHOP plus CD" conspiracy theory was expressed to me by Rob Bishop a few years ago when I debated Jason Bermas on his radio show.
The good news, I suppose, is that we'll finally stop hearing the nonsense about how seven of the hijackers are still alive.
Update: More information here.
Correspondents say no trial date has been set and there seems little chance that one will begin before President-elect Barack Obama takes office.
He has said he is opposed to the military tribunal and has pledged to close down the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay.
It is possible that they foresee that they may not be executed under an Obama Administration, and their hopes of martyrdom may give way to being held prisoner for life at Supermax in Colorado.
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