Attorney Dan Miller takes up the question How Hard Will It Be to Convict Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? He points out that trying him in a civilian trial in New York City will involve prosecutors running a gauntlet of legalities, any one of which could lead to dismissing the case against the admitted mastermind of 9/11. His lawyers could claim that his right to a speedy trial has been violated, since he was arrested way back in 2003. Potential witnesses are dead or unavailable. His confessions were induced by torture. Other evidence would involve revealing classified sources. Getting an impartial jury would be impossible in the New York City he devastated, or anywhere, really. Miller says trial by a military tribunal is legal and would not be subject to a lot of these restrictions. But the guy could actually get off scott free.