Judge Allows 9/11 Mastermind to Wear Camouflage Vest at Trial; Judge Napolitano Says Decision Is 'A Real Head-Scratcher'
A military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed can wear a U.S. military-style camouflage vest at his trial.
Judge Andrew Napolitano stopped by Fox and Friends this morning, but was at a loss to explain the reasoning for Col. James Pohl's decision to allow the request.
"It's a real head-scratcher. I can't even
think of a reason why a military judge would permit this," he said.
The judge pointed out that Pohl wrote a seven-page opinion explaining the decision, but the document will remain classified for 15 days. Napolitano said that since the jurors in the tribunal are active duty service members, he doubts Mohammed's attire will have an impact on the case.
"But I can understand how families of victims are furious about this. Because aside from (Mohammed's) awful beard, he will in some respects resemble an American member of the military in that courtroom," said Napolitano.
Watch the full discussion: