Pre-trial hearings start today in the case against five men accused of terrorism, including Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
According to reporter Carol Rosenberg, the actual trial of Mohammed and others is still a long way off: "These pre-trial hearings suggest that the trial is certainly more than a year away."
Rosenberg says that the most incomprehensible part of the trials for family-members of September 11 victims would likely be "that it's 11 years later. That these men are here, that there is the trappings of what looks like a court, there's a judge, there's a jury somewhere, and they get brought down here, and we just don't get to what happened on September 11th."
Rosenberg also said: "One of the complaints, one of the sensitive spots, is that they think America and the world have moved on, but nearly 3,000 people died that day, and for them, time almost stood still on September 11th. They want to see this trial get started."