Politico's Josh Gerstein wrote earlier today that a federal judge's decision to throw out testimony against al Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Ghailani "could be setback for civilian terror trials." Here's a statement from Liz Cheney hitting the Obama administration for "insisting on trying Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court with full constitutional rights":
“The Obama Administration has dedicated itself to providing al Qaeda terrorists the kind of due process rights normally reserved for American citizens. By insisting on trying Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court with full constitutional rights, instead of by military commission, President Obama and Attorney General Holder are jeopardizing the prosecution of a terrorist who killed 224 people at U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. If the American people needed any further proof that this Administration's policy of treating terrorism like a law enforcement matter is irresponsible and reckless, they received it today.”
Be sure to see Tom Joscelyn's report on the Ghailiani trial.