[Guest post by DRJ]
The five Guantanamo detainees the Obama Administration plans to try in a New York federal court will plead not guilty so they can air their grievances in a public forum:
“The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.
Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but “would explain what happened and why they did it.”
Not surprisingly, Ali – a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – and the other defendants have a negative view of American foreign policy.