9/11 Suspects Declare Guilt at Gitmo War Court

Posted Jan 20, 2009 By BEN FOX, Associated Press Writer Ben Fox, Associated Press Writer

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – Two alleged orchestrators of the 2001 attacks on America casually declared their guilt on Monday in a messy and perhaps final session of the Guantanamo war crimes court. This week's military hearings could be the last at Guantanamo — President-elect Barack Obama has said he would close the offshore prison and many expect him to suspend the military tribunals and order new trials in the U.S.

Ramzi Binalshibh and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed architect of the terrorist attacks, were unapologetic about their roles during a series of outbursts as translators struggled to keep up and the judge repeatedly sought to regain control.

"We did what we did; we're proud of Sept. 11," announced Binalshibh, who has said he wants to plead guilty to charges that could put him to death. The judge must first determine if he is mentally competent to stand trial.

Mohammed shrugged off the potential death sentence for the murder of nearly 3,000 people in the Sept. 11 attacks.

How They Think

Just in case you don't understand how these folks think, let me lay out how I see things.

The Senate is about to get a report showing that a cabal within the Pentagon, known as the "Office of Special Plans", slanted the intelligence and made up fake stuff to justify the Iraq war.

The Libby trial is pointing towards Bush and Cheney as the source of the leaks which outed CIA cover agent Valerie Plame.

Bush's popularity is in free-fall

So how are these folks going to save themselves? What are they going to do?

Are they going to correct their ways, change their decision-makers, and start acting better?

Uh . . . no.

They're going to get us into war with Iran.