Terrorist Found Guilty on One Count

That’s the good news. The bad news is that Ahmed Ghailani was acquitted on about 280 other charges related to the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. He’s facing 20 years to life for the one count, and the right is already using the case politically to question the Obama administration’s decision to follow the law and try former Gitmo detainees in civilian courts, even though the outcome may not be all that different in military tribunals, since evidence obtained by torture isn’t permissible there either.