Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Best They Can Do

If you'd listen to Bush/Cheney you'd hear that we only have the worst of the worst locked up at Guatanamo. Then they cherry picked from the crowd locked up to present their best case for that claim for a public trial. It took them 5 years to figure out which one was the worst of the worst of the worst, but they picked one.

They gave him a trial. With a military judge and military lawyers and a jury of military officers hand-picked by the Pentagon.

They did not find him guilty of all charges, although they did find him guilty of one minor charge. The government asked for a 30 sentence. They got a 5 1/2 year sentence. With credit for time served he should be released before Christmas.

But now we're saying we don't care, we're not going to release him even when he's served his sentence.

What a country. What a President.


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Simple Justice has some things to say about the sentence.

Dispatches from the Culture Wars is stunned.

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