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Obama: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Will Face 'Exacting Demands Of Justice'

In Tokyo just moments ago, President Barack Obama had this to say about the news that the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four other men suspected of playing a role in them will be brought to the U.S. to stand trial:

"I believe the attorney general is going to be making an announcement" about that later this morning. "I am absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. The American people insist on it. My administration insists on it."

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reported the news about the trials earlier. She also spoke about it with Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep.

The president just began a 10-day tour through Asia.

Update at 7:55 a.m. ET. Here is the conversation that Dina and Steve had this morning about the news:

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