Should Bombing Suspect Face Military Trial?

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The Christmas day bombing suspect will be arraigned Friday in a federal court, despite calls from conservatives for him to be tried by a military commission.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was indicted on six charges including use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder.

There is growing concern, however, of how Abdulmutallab will be tried in court.

"This is a guy who has information that we need right away, and if you indict and negotiate with him and plea bargain with him you're wasting time," explained former Bush senior advisor Marc Thiessen. "We need this intelligence now before the next attack happens."

CBN News spoke with former Army lawyer and now Regent University professor David Velloney about the important differences between facing a criminal trial and a military commission.

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