In nine days, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a man who in 2004 was sentenced to death in absentia by a Yemeni judge for his part in the bombing of the USS Cole, is to be arraigned by the Guantanamo war court. But according to a Jan. 30 article in "The Miami Herald," if President Obama has his way, al-Nashiri may have all charges against him dropped. President Obama has asked for a 120-day freeze of the trials of captives now held as suspected terrorists at Gitmo. Based on current law, Army Col. James Pohl has refused the delay. Pohl's refusal of a presidential request places both parties in a deadlock.
LETTER: Don't let convicted terrorist walk free
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