When President George W. Bush proposed razing Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, this American Army judge declared it a crime scene and forbade its demolition. When five years later President Barack Obama asked the Guantanamo war court to freeze all proceedings, the same judge refused the brand-new commander-in-chief’s request. He’s Col. James L. Pohl, who has appointed himself to preside at the war crimes trial of the five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks. More.
9/11 judge has handled tough cases before