Casey Anthony Will Lose Us the War on Terror

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Casey Anthony's acquittal shows how "difficult it is to get a conviction in a U.S. court," so we shouldn't try terrorism suspects in civilian courts, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted yesterday. While making broad generalizations about our criminal-justice system based on a single murder trial makes perfect sense, a 2009 study found that about 90 percent of federal terrorism prosecutions result in a conviction. [UPI]