Clinton defends ‘appropriate’ NYC trial for 9/11 accused
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC’s David Gregory that a trial for the alleged 9/11 mastermind in New York City was “appropriate.”
Clinton said New York City residents shouldn’t fear the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. “All believe that New York City not only can handle this, but that it is appropriate to go forward in the very area where these people launched this horrific attack against us,” Clinton said Sunday.
Not everyone is convinced that a trial so near the 9/11 attack is the best decision. Appearing on CNN Sunday, former mayor Rudy Giuliani said that the trial would put residents at risk.
This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Nov. 15, 2009.