I applaud the decision to to finally act like Americans and give them real trials. Getting an impartial jury will be problematic, to say the least, but I don’t think any other part of the country would yield any better chances.
I think the prosecution could have some real problems presenting evidence in that a lot of it was obtained from Gitmo prisoners who would have to be brought in from various other prisons in other parts of the world, and cross examined, and then might still clam up or retarct their testimony on the stand, especially the ones who were tortured.
I believe Khalid Mohammed was also waterboarded more than 100 times, and anything obtained by those means would be impermissible.
On the other hand, evidence doesn’t matter, since any jury they face will be a hanging jury.
I think some of the sky is falling demagoguery from the right is hilarious, especially their apparent fear that these guys have mystical superpowers, and that they can slip through walls, or otherwise be able to escape and wreak havoc on New York.