On Wednesday night, The Pentagon released a 26-page transcript on the closed door proceedings with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the confessed mastermind of 9/11 and planner and supporter of 31 other attacks.
Mohammed says he was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z, in a statement read on Saturday during a Combatant Status Review Tribunal at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Some speculation has been made that Mohammed's confession was made after he was tortured by the CIA; Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, questioned the legality of the closed-door sessions, and whether the confession was the result of such torture.READ MORE
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Here's What FOX Fans Are Saying:
"He's bad, there's no doubt about it. And I'm glad he is in custody. However, the truthfulness of all his confessions is doubtful. Next I expect him to admit to killing Jon-Benet." — Sam
"Don't know how truthful he is but I will tell you that if he was, Tortured, WHO CARES?" — John
"I would prefer it to be closed off and let justice be given quickly if convicted. It would be a disgrace to allow this unhuman to make a mockery of our justice system. Give him the same trial he gave poor unfortunate Mr. Pearl." — Rick
"I would love to see K. S. Mohammed's execution. We need a trial? For what? He has confessed to murder. What else do you want from him? OK, have a trial, but make it quick. We have work to do ... lots of it. Again, I would love to see the execution on television and then also on the Internet for all the world to see, and especially the others want to be terrorist." — W.C.
"I believe we should just behead him on worldwide television to show those idiots that we are tired of their deadly games and that Americans CAN protect their own at no matter what the cost" — Debby
"This man should experience a death (without a trial) just like the poor victims of 9/11 who had to jump out of the building to their deaths. He does not deserve to live. The families of all the 9/11 victims still have to live with this day-to-day. Why should we even spend the time and the taxpayer dollars to give him a 'fair' trial? He did not give any of those unfortunate human beings a trial? He just chose to kill them." — Rosemary
"I fee the trial of KSM should be NOT be seen by the public, because the radical fundamentalists will take advantage of it and use it as a platform for their terrorist ideology." — Connie
"He has confessed ... he's guilty of planning the horrible deaths of 3,000 innocent humans. Why should we waste another day of taxpayer money in keeping him alive, much less sending him to trial. And, NO, it should certainly NOT be seen by the American public. That's what these terrorists want ... attention ... and the press continues to give it to them. He deserves the same that he gave to poor Daniel Pearl." — Leatha
"This monsters trail should be public. He is responsible for the death of numerous Americans. I absolutely believe his statements to be true." — Deidre
"If this is true, if this is the man behind almost every terrorist attack over the last 20 + years, the administration should declare victory! The war on terror is over! I also have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale, by the way. " — Matt
"I think he is lying to look heroic to his Muslim comrades. He might also be trying to distract us from getting the real criminals." — Butch
"Not only do I think that this trial should be seen by the public, but when he is convicted (as he will be), he should be beheaded publicly as well." — Robert
"If we're lucky, he'll also confess to having killed Christ. How can one man be responsible for almost every terror attack since 1993? He's either showing off or taking the blame for everything in order to get the rest of his buddies released." — Erin
"Nix on the public trial. Why give this maniac an audience, and the left-wing media the opportunity to paint him into martyrdom? Look at the spectacle Saddam's trial(s) became. There must be a way to verify some elements of his confession to help ensure its validity. I've no doubt that this man is a terrorist, and is guilty of at least some of the acts he now claims responsibility for. On the other hand, my expectations for truth from any of his ilk are. pretty low. Their success to date has been built on lies and deception and he could have any number of motives to mislead us now. " — Philip
"Look, this guy is launching a new round of terror attacks from club Gitmo: He is using the media to shock us and strike fear into us. And, it's working — you guys, and every other news outlet, is plastering pictures of Daniel Pearl all over the place, accompanied with words that describe exactly how he was killed. It's just awful." — Michael
"There is no doubt in my mind that the confession by the renowned terrorist is legitimate and factual. For those individuals who say that the U.S. conspired the attack on the WTC, 9/11 blows their ridiculous theories away. Anyone who blames the Bush Administration for the attack on 9/11, they have to be out of their minds, completely nuts!" — Don
"I'm glad that Mohammed finally confessed after five yrs. I think that we should get him to admit that fact that he was responsible for shooting John F. Kennedy, for shooting at Ronald Reagan, and I strongly believe he was responsible for a shootout at a club here in NYC three years ago in front of club I was at. Let's get him, even if it takes another five years of torture. Good Job." — Sal
"No way I am in shock that these idiots at Gitmo actually did anything wrong! Oh my gosh, I thought they were are innocent and being mistreated! Oh please don't tell Cindy Sheehan, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, etc. Of course they can always come back and say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was 'tortured' in to making this confession?" — Barb
"As far as his confessions being completely true I don't think it is. Some and parts of it yes but not all. Some of it is grandstanding and other is confession under duress. But some of it is true. If he gets what he deserves (death penalty) he will change his story just like the rest of them have done." — James
"No to public trial. We are fools if we do not take him seriously." — Don
"It's easy to take credit for all those deaths when you've got nothing to lose." — K.W.