Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Military Commissions have to be shut down....

The latest revelation concerning the military commisions is that one of the interpreters working for the defense was a CIA operative and had been involved in interrogations of some of the detainees. Seems the person neglected to mention that little detail when agreeing to work for the defense-even though defense lawyers asked him if he had ever worked for the government in any capacity. This fact only came to light when he was brought in to translate for someone who had seen him translating during brutal interrogations.
This follows revelations that the defense computers files have been hacked and that secret recordings were made of meetings between defense counsel and their clients. There is nothing even remotely fair about these proceedings.
NPR has more here.