9/11 Mastermind Should Be First to Face Military Commissions

Now that the President has signed the Military Commissions Act into law, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed must be prosecuted for his involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Some have recommended Khalid Sheikh Mohammed be prosecuted after lesser, but equally dangerous terrorists are prosecuted, presumably so the new tribunal system can be tested. I strongly disagree with this approach.

The Military Commissions Act was created by legal professionals in the Administration, House and Senate and provides a structurally solid prosecutorial system. It is time Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is brought to justice.