Horror of 9/11 revisited in Guantanamo military court

The US flag is seen at half staff on December 6, 2015 near the military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks are in court this weekThe horror of September 11, 2001 dominated proceedings in a Guantanamo Bay military court Friday, a stark contrast from previous days of rambling testimony that strayed far from the events of 14 years ago. Already, their prosecution is one of the longest in American history, and allegations of government misconduct in the years since the men’s capture in the early 2000s have hampered prosecutors’ attempts to nudge the case to trial. In response to a motion to have the entire case dismissed because President Barack Obama and other senior officials made public statements in which the accused appear already to have been deemed guilty, prosecutor Bob Swann sought to remind military judge Colonel James Pohl what was at stake.

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