THE WHEELS of justice began to turn Saturday for the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and his four co-defendants. Chances are those wheels will not turn quickly enough for families and friends of the nearly 3,000 people who perished in those attacks, but they have begun to turn nonetheless. Saturday, during the opening hearing of a military tribunal being conducted at Guantanamo Bay, reputed 9/11 ringleader and planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men refused to make a plea in the case in regard to murder and terrorism charges facing them. Instead, they attempted to make a mockery of the proceedings, at times ignoring the judge and refusing to listen to Arabic translations. More.
The Record: 9/11 justice