Monday, June 04, 2007

Messed up on sooo many levels.

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Detainee
Jun 4, 12:14 PM EDT

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- A military judge dismissed charges Monday against a Canadian who was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan, a surprise ruling that came minutes into the arraignment of the man classified as an "enemy combatant" at Guantanamo Bay.

Omar Khadr faced charges he committed murder in violation of the law of war, attempted murder in violation of the law of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism and spying.

Khadr had been classified as an "enemy combatant" by a military panel years earlier at Guantanamo Bay, but because he was not classified as an "alien unlawful enemy combatant," Army Col. Peter Brownback said he had no choice but to throw the case out.


The dismissal of the charges does not mean he will be freed from Guantanamo. Only three of the roughly 380 men held at this isolated military base on suspicion of links to the Taliban and al-Qaida have been charged under the new military tribunal system.

So, what it boils down to is that he was charged (one of the few) and they were too stupid to charge him correctly, but that doesn't matter because they'll send him back in with all the others that they haven't charged (that aren't going anywhere) and maybe they'll smarten up and charge him correctly?


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Nothing to say, just too stupid.


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