Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was acquitted Wednesday of all but one count of
conspiracy-related charges in a landmark civilian trial involving the first
Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court.
Ghailani was convicted by a federal jury on a charge of conspiracy to destroy buildings and U.S. property in connection with his role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
The trial had been widely considered a testing ground for the Obama
administration, which has said that it could try some terrorism suspects outside
military tribunals and in civilian courts.
One juror was a holdout on the majority of the charges and had asked to be excused from the jury. One juror.
Lets remember that trying these terror cases in civil court was the bright idea of Eric Holder and Barack Obama. The only question I have is, "Can we still execute him?"