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Who’ll Be the First GOPer to Call for al-Qaeda’s American to Be Tried in a Military Commission

Adam Gadahn, the California metalhead (really!) who became al-Qaeda’s first American citizen recruit, has been apprehended in Pakistan. In 2006, the Bush

Candice Burns
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 08, 2010

Adam Gadahn, the California metalhead (really!) who became al-Qaeda’s first American citizen recruit, has been apprehended in Pakistan. In 2006, the Bush Justice Department indicted Gadahn on charges of treason. But since then, a Democrat has been elected to the White House, and a principal knock on him from the right is that he cares more about the law than he does national security. So: How long will it be for a Republican critic of President Obama to suddenly discover that the Bush administration made a mistake by charging Gadahn in a civilian court?

Update: Alas, The New York Times reports that initial accounts of Gadahn’s arrest are incorrect, and the al-Qaeda figure the Pakistanis apprehended was ” Abu Yahya Mujahdeen al-Adam, who was described as having been born in Pennsylvania.” So. Will he be handed to the U.S. at all; and if so, what will be his legal fate?

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