Friday, June 22, 2007

It's only 7 pm out here in Cal-i-for-ni-a, as the Governator would attempt to say. Too early to quit posting. Check this little tidbit out:
An Army officer with a key role in the U.S. military hearings at Guantanamo Bay says they relied on vague and incomplete intelligence and were pressured to declare detainees "enemy combatants," often without any specific evidence.

His affidavit, released Friday, is the first criticism by a member of the military panels that determine whether detainees will continue to be held.

Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, a 26-year veteran of military intelligence who is an Army reserve officer and a California lawyer, said military prosecutors were provided with only "generic" material that didn't hold up to the most basic legal challenges
[...]

An attorney for al-Odah, David Cynamon, said Abraham "bravely" agreed to provide the affidavit when defense lawyers contacted him.

"It proves what we all suspected, which is that the CSRTs [Combatant Status Review Tribunals] were a complete sham," Cynamon said.



4 Comments:

At 10:07 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Why does Blogger keep turning everything green?

Blogger: 15 GottaLaff: 0

 
At 12:48 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Didja see my post way downstairs? Are you using a browser other than IE?

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

Somehow this made it onto the cartoons, though the story is more pathetic than funny. More should read it that's for sure. Thanks Gottalaff.

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Hehe, yay Geiger! Thanks Fernando.

Gimme, I did see it. I replied, but probably too late. I do use Firefox, which I really like, but I guess that must be what's fighting Blogger. True?

 

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