Yes, there are! At least 2, that I can think of off-hand. Don't ask me their Names, but one is the "Blind Sheik" and the other One is the Crazy-looking Dude with the hair down in his face who was involved in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993! I think they both were. Anyway, they were tried and convicted in New York City and they've been in Prison ever since.<quoted text>
If terrorists are tried at Gitmo, they don't receive the same rights Americans do. One right they would be given is the right to a jury trial. Remember the O.J. Simpson case? That was a jury trial. Remember the Casey Anthony trial, that was a jury trial? The conviction rate in a jury trial is very suspect. I don't even know if a foreign born terrorist has ever had a trial in the U.S. If that is the case, a conviction rate has never been determined. The other issue is giving these terrorists American rights at the exact same place the atrocities took place. That is like rubbing it into the victims face.
I agree with Dunlapian. I think it's all about keeping Gitmo open , so the Teapublicans can blame Obama for not keeping his Campaign Promise to close it!
Oh, and I just thought of another One, the "Shoe Bomber". The "Underwear Bomber", also!
There is no legitimate reason NOT to have Terrorist Trials in New York, that I know of or have ever heard of, and the majority of the 9/11 Victims Families want the Terrorists to be tried in NYC.