Monday, September 29, 2008

Affidavit of latest military prosecutor forced out

Click on the title to go to the affidavit of Lt. Col. Vandeveld the lead prosecutor in the Jawed case. Col. Vendeveld stepped down (or it seems was forced out) after he realized that government and/or military agencies were withholding exculpatory evidence (that would be evidence that is helpful to the defendant). Col. Vandeveld described the discovery procedures for providing evidence to the defense as a "slipshod, uncertain procedure."
As with the other heros who have stepped forward to blow the whistle on the underhanded and illegal tactics being used in these military tribunals Col. Vandeveld has now been accused of collaborating with defense counsel and there were even cries of needing to submit Col. Vandeveld for a psychiatric examination. It seems everyone who questions these kangaroo proceedings is considered by the military to be crazy!
I for one would like to thank the good Col. for putting his career on the line in an effort to advance the truth as to what is happening at Guantanamo.