Thursday, December 10, 2009


Another frustrating visit to our gulag...
while there one Kuwaiti was sent home and one federal judge found the pentagon in contempt for disobeying an order to film the habeas testimony of one of the men... but it was still disappointing in that the Judge refused to bring the man to federal court to testify again (with a camera this time) and without cross examination (because he already went through that) so that there could be a video record of his testimony. The court's rationale: "The Court rejects this request for several reasons. First, the logistical and security problems would be extremely difficult to overcome...."
Yikes.... I mean really....did she forget she entered his habeas petition?....what is the security issue here? That we might bring a guy to the US that never should have been held at Guantanamo....sigh.
There are rumors that some others will be sent home, maybe tonight ....or it might be in another 8 days or so....but of course only rumors. We shall see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"what is the security issue here?"

It's the security of the inquisition apparatus that's at stake. If he got a fair trial, the prosecutors would be jailed.

War is Peace.