Two former DOJ officials under Bush have written an op-ed supporting the decision to bring Gitmo detainees to the U.S. to stand trial. The money line:
But some prominent criticisms are exaggerated, and others place undue faith in military commissions as an alternative to civilian trials.
The people exaggerating the trials are the very ones who want to put politics above national security and we can’t count on the media to set the record straight. Why should they? Fear drives ratings, so the media will continually push a meme to scare the shit out of everyone for their own personal gain.