Argument: Military tribunals make trying terrorists in court unnecessary
- Debate: Trying 9/11 terror suspects in NYC courts, con argument.
Dan McLaughlin. "Why Terrorists Don't Deserve A Court Date." CBS. November 18, 2009: "The trials are wholly unnecessary; the Administration is holding some enemy combatants without trial and trying others through the military commission system, thus conceding that it has alternatives. As a result, any risks, expenses or other downsides of the trials are being undertaken solely for the purpose of empty symbolism."