Former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo’s military commissions speaks about rigged trials

Today from Russ Tuttle  – The Nation:

  Secret evidence. Denial of habeas corpus. Evidence obtained by waterboarding. Indefinite detention. The litany of complaints about the treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is long, disturbing and by now familiar. Nonetheless, a new wave of shock and criticism greeted the Pentagon’s announcement on February 11 that it was charging six Guantánamo detainees, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with war crimes–and seeking the death penalty for all of them.

Now, as the murky, quasi-legal staging of the Bush Administration’s military commissions unfolds, a key official has told The Nation that the trials have been rigged from the start. According to Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo’s military commissions, the process has been manipulated by Administration appointees to foreclose the possibility of acquittal.  more

2 Responses

  1. But nobody seems to be ‘seizing the day’ on all of this. Where is the national outrage?

  2. I’m posting. You can spread this too. Start a blog and pass the information along. We can’t count on the mainstream media to provide the important news any longer. It’s been a long time since Edward R. Murrow……

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