“Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. And it is important to remember that since 9/11 we have used the federal court system to convict and incarcerate hundreds of terrorists.”
There is so much to learn from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I think he could yet have a productive life.
DT has not confronted his parents or his past friends about what he did. He is still in fantasy land. I expect that a year from now, his mindset could be completely different.
I expect/hope the interrogators will treat him gently. I think the kid should be co-opted. There is a lot to learn about when and how and why the switch flipped with him. We could learn a lot about spotting patterns in other young, potential terrorists.
On the other hand, maybe the kid is just a very slick sociopath. A born killer. I hope we learn whatever is there.