Lackawanna Case: No Choice But Guilty. Why do terror defendants plead guilty when they are not? Because of implied threats by the Government to treat them as “enemy combatants” and throw them in the dark hole if they don't. [TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime]
The choice should never be, plead guilty or disappear. The choice should be plead guilty or plead innocent, but in any case you get a fair trial.