November 17th, 2010
06:10 PM ET

Verdict reached in Ahmed Ghailani case

Ahmed Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee tried in civilian court, was found not guilty on all counts except one in connection with the 1998 bombing of U.S. Embassies in Africa.

Ghailani was convicted of conspiracy to destroy public property. He was charged with conspiracy and murder in the 1998 attacks on embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Read about deliberations in the case

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Filed under: Crime • Guantanamo • Kenya • Terrorism
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  1. Condon

    Hahaha love it!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. alistare

    NoDoz so you see it too? The cult of personality that is beginning to surround this president? That scares me

    November 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CPT Comedy

    Con – she's even started a hand jive to go with it. I don't go that far, I just open another genny cream

    November 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Condon

    Haha she really knows that the bird is the word. Alright brotha, I'm outta here. Have a good night!

    November 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CPT Comedy

    You too

    November 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MrNoDoze

    Well yes but on a different level than you might. Every US president has been mired in corruption. Being the spiritual person that I am leads me to believe all these world leaders are getting their orders from a lower power. It makes no sense that good hearted and well educated men would condone a state of perpetual warfare or criminal behavior. They publicly decry such actions to maintain power while doing nothing to stop those actions. It goes against logic if you think about it. These leaders are never ones to sacrifice their lives yet entice others into taking another's life. Just my hypothesis.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank

    If convicted, this dude can go to California, under the illegal aliens law, and get "free tuition" to go to college, to become a "somebody" convicted of conspiracy and murder. 🙂

    November 17, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MrNoDoze

    It's not free tuition, however if he stays there for a number of years he can get reduced in-state tuition. Good point though

    November 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. lobo

    N-ig-ger-s and punt for more punt and they are lazy need tv

    November 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Toots


    The wolves sure know how to oHOWLma
    At the news which can make me oGROWLma;
    I'll never throw in the oTOWELma
    If we can get rid of oBOWELma !

    November 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. God

    I love that Bird is the Word song.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. what

    Are court sucks two terrorists get leniet sentences what message are we sending to terrorist?ct hayes received death for killing three people meanwhile terrorist kills 300 people,only on obama watch.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  13. what

    All terrorist should be tortured and then hung in a public square.all muslims country do it,eygpt is worse place for terrorist.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. cesar

    CNN, really? You blocked my opinion of a few of your bloggers?

    November 18, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. phil

    At least this case made it to court, so obviously they had enough evidence. So why hasn't Osama been indicted for 9/11? He isn't even wanted by the FBI for anything 9/11 related. And what happened to the "thousands of terrorists" Congress claimed would be imprisoned after 9/11? Congress doubled prison funding for this very reason. Even if you catch Osama, he wouldn't be facing any 9/11 charges, because there aren't any.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
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