Mr. Skelton, Missouri Democrat, said the decision "raises many serious questions" and said Congress set up military commissions specifically to handle the judicial cases of detainees from the war on terror.
"As a former prosecutor, I am not yet convinced that the right decision was made in these cases, nor that the presumption in favor of federal criminal trials over military tribunals for these detainees should continue," Mr. Skelton said in a letter to Mr. Holder and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. He asked for a full briefing on the decision.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Skelton breaks with Obama on trying terrorist suspects in U. S.
Fourth District Congressman Ike Skelton is highly skeptical of the Obama Administration's plan to try terrorist suspects in the United States: