Dylan Ratigan   |  November 16, 2009

Politicians clash over 9/11 trial

Nov. 16: Morning Meeting’s Dylan Ratigan talks about the political fallout over U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try 9/11 terror suspects in New York City.

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>>> terrorists coming to america . a big topic on our agenda this morning and in our country today. it has been the fallout from u.s. attorney general eric holder 's decision to try 9/11 suspects less than a mile from new york 's ground zero . this, in addition to the news, a new gitmo might be set up in america 's heartland. both topics have politicians and pundits sounding off. check out our monday morning matchup.

>> necessary advantage to give to the terrorists, i don't know why you want to give terrorists advantages.

>> i think that eric holder , our attorney general, is right. i think the president is right in holding the trials of these murderers in new york city .

>> i do not understand why a war criminal should be able to have the same rights as a common criminal.

>> this is ideoology run wild. we are going back to new york city , you know, the scene of the tragedy on 9/11 and now we're going to rip that wound wide open and it's going to stay open for, what, two, three, four years?

>> i think khalid shaikh mohammed ought to be put to death and that is clearly what the administration is say?

>> terrorism is a act of propaganda and now he gets to commit the act of propaganda and have a long trial and international realty show followed around the world so he is getting a second bite of the apple.

>> would you want mohammed in a prison in new york ?

>> no.

>> what we are saying the united states act you out of strength not out of fear.

>> i was a senator from new york and i want to see them brought to justice. the most important thing for me is that they pay the ultimate price for what they did to us.

>> it's an unnecessary risk to the city of new york , which already has any number of risks.

>> in our prisons across illinois and across america , we are holding some of the most dangerous people you are imagine and they are being held safely and securely, so those who are spreading fear and panic about this are ignoring the facts.

>> we're just being sort of reviewed by the federal government . this is not a done deal. it's important, i think, though, that we put our best foot forward .

>> this is what they wanted. they wanted center stage and they are going to want to keep it for as long as they can.

>> what kind of granting his wish. his wish was to be brought to new york and it really makes no sense to me to be granting him his wish.

>> well, the take-away here after