Attorney General Says Criminal Justice System is Invaluable Weapon After Terrorist Guilty Plea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the criminal
justice system has proven to be an invaluable weapon in assembling
a terrorism case in New York against a former Denver airport
shuttle driver.

Holder made the comment at a news conference Monday following
the guilty plea in a Brooklyn courtroom by Najibullah Zazi
(nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) regarding a plot to attack New York
City subways with homemade bombs.

The Obama administration has been on the defensive about its
record on terrorism since a Nigerian man allegedly tried to blow up
an airliner landing in Detroit on Christmas. That suspect faces
charges in federal court, but Republicans say the Democratic
administration should try such suspects before military tribunals
rather than through civilian courts.

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