Terror on Trial: Politics as Usual
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On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, in this mid-term election year, is political rhetoric obscuring the real issues in the debate of trying the alleged Christmas Day bomber? Republicans have attacked the Obama Administration's decision to prosecute Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian court, and administration officials are fighting back. Sara Terry guest hosts.
Banner image: Assistant to US President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security John Brennan (L) speaks as Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (R) listens during a media briefing at the White House January 7, 2010. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
- Josh Gerstein: White House Reporter, Politico.com, @joshgerstein
- Brian Fishman: former Director of Research, West Point's Combating Terrorism Center, @brianfishman
- Reuel Marc Gerecht: Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, @followFDD
- David Cole: Professor of Law, Georgetown University, @DavidColeGtown
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