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Bob McDonnell: Virginia Won't Host KSM Trial

10:35 AM, Feb 1, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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As the Obama administration pulls the plug on hosting KSM's trial in Manhattan, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell makes clear he doesn't want the trial to be moved to his state. Jennifer Rubin gets this statement from the McDonnell's spokesman:

The governor is adamantly opposed to that trial taking place in Virginia. He has been unequivocal in his opposition to any trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees taking place in the Commonwealth. He will continue to make his strong opposition clear, and will work with Virginia’s congressional delegation to prevent any Guantanamo Bay detainees from setting foot in Virginia.

It increasingly looks like the best idea is to try KSM et al. in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

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