Well a Federal Grand Jury has indicted Adam Gadahn on the charge of treason.
About darn time they did this. He has only made a few videos in support of Islamic terrorism. I eagerly await to see his defense team try to explain away his promise that the 'streets of America would run with blood' as anything except what it is, attempted coercion through violence - terrorism against his own country.
Of course Mr. Gadahn is not on hand to face his accusers, he is hiding out on the Afghan/Pakistan border with his brothers in hate like the supposedly above room temperature Osama bint Laden, plotting more evil sickness to inflict upon the world.
I hope the trial is scrupulously fair and that he is found guilty of treason.
As for political spin, yes people can protest against his trial and if captured possible execution. But it will be a very fine line when you openly show support for someone convincted of treason and all the justification you have for his innocence comes from a MoveOn.org web-site, people might start to think of you as a traitor.