February 16, 2010 11:57 AM

Commentary: U.S. courts have been tough on terror

The political attacks over the Obama administration's handling of terrorism cases owe their persistence to the enduring power of myth over reality. The record clearly shows that civilian courts have been the most effective venue for dealing with these criminals. Almost 200 terrorists have been convicted in federal courts since 9/11, as opposed to only three under military commissions.

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