The justice for the American war heroes of the Benghazi attack had eluded justice. The jihadists attack on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 barbarities, was bundled up in the politics of the 2012 presidential election.

On top of it the litigation of the only defendant of the 9/11 atrocities was bundled up with the politics of 2012 presidential election. On top of it the impeachment of the sole defendant accused in the attack was an outcome of the forward looking rational command that acts of war could be ceaselessly downloaded into more punitive infringement determined with all the judicatory control that entails.

This stubborn vanity is a fabrication and therefore the trial is a disappointment. Ahmed Abu Khatallah shouldn’t have made the “I told you so” claim should have been deputed a nemesis contender and allocated military confinement and lawsuit. After an eight week proceedings Khatallah was exonerated on the most vital indictment against him.

the charges that arose out of the murders of U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stephens, State Department employee Sean Smith, and CIA security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

In spite of these fourteen exonerations, he was sentenced on four charges including material support for terrorism, destruction of property, and carrying a firearm during a violent crime. It is inevitable that the result would have been more just had the case been delegated to subsisting severely imprecise military-commission system.

The justification should be that we should go beyond military vs. civilian discussion and clarity is required if it is a war or a crime that has threatened American counter terrorism for 16 years.