President Obama’s decision to keep the military commission system in place for the trials of suspected terrorists moves him closer to public opinion on the topic.
A survey conducted earlier this year found that 59% believe the suspected terrorists held at the Guantanamo prison should be tried by military tribunals. Just 26% thought they should be tried in U.S. courts.
Two-thirds (69%) said that the suspected terrorists at Guantanamo should not be given all the rights of U.S. citizens.
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