Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Guantanamo terror trials fixed

The former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo terror "tribunals" has gone public with the information that his eventual superior in the chain of command reacted this way to the idea that acquittals might make the process look better:

'Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals, we've got to have convictions.'"


This from the Nation, via Talkingpointsmemo.com.

I wonder if this will get out into the press generally, especially in Canada. One of the six detainees is Canadian, imprisoned and by some accounts tortured since he was 15. Our government has done nothing to get him fair treatment.

Update: The AP reports that the prosecutor in question, Col. Morris Davis, may testify for the defense in one of these "trials." Imagine how angry, or ashamed, he must be. Thanks again to Talkingpointsmemo.com.

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