Saturday, November 14, 2009

Bold and Principled

An editorial A Return to American Justice from yesterday's New York Times praised Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for taking a "bold and principled step" in "repairing the damage wrought by former President George W. Bush." Holder announced on Friday that "Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, and four others accused in the plot will be tried in a fashion that will not further erode American justice or shame Americans. It promises to finally provide justice for the victims of 9/11."

Folks are starting to weigh in on all sides about what it will mean to have a trial for Mohammed and Co. in New York near where the World Trade Center bombings took place. We'll have to watch and wait to see how things unfold and play out.

In the meantime, it's hard to miss the multiple ways that Holder continues to solidify his reputation for taking these bold, principled steps.

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