Why now? To get Obama reelected? Remember, it was Obama who halted the military proceedings in 2009, and pushed for a civil trial in New York City that would have been a media circus and a jihad propaganda platform par excellence. “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, four co-conspirators face death for 9/11 plot – again,” by Joseph Straw for the New York Daily News, April 4 (thanks to Anne Crockett):
After years of fits and starts, the Pentagon Wednesday charged Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others with plotting the 9/11 terror attacks that killed 2,976.
The Al Qaeda mastermind now faces death before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.
The Kuwaiti-born Mohammed was captured nine years ago in Pakistan. He stated his intent to plead guilty along with his co-conspirators at his first military proceeding in 2008.
The Obama Administration, however, scrapped the military proceeding the following year, moving for a criminal trial in New York.
Rebuked by Congress, the cases went back to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a military tribunal.
The five are charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury and destruction of property in violation of the law of war, according to the Department of Defense….