As I said, there's no spinning this one. There's no reason beside GOP electoral strategy for not trying AbdulMutallab in a regular American Court. But seriously, with National Review's august history, can't we at least get better fake answers?
Late Update: Here's Bill Kristol arguing that we need to hurry up and designate AbdulMutallab an enemy combatant. As always, pure politics. But remember, Kristol's comes out of political operative work. Needless to say, he can't even advance any argument for how 'enemy combatant' status would make any actual Americans, as opposed to Republican officeholders, safer.