June 29, 2006

Gitmo Set To Close

A major Breakthrough:
Terrorist suspect David Hicks will serve any jail sentence he is given in Australia.
The USA has admitted they do not want to keep prisoners in Gitmo any longer, but complained that other nations do not want to take prisoners back. This is a sign that Gitmo will be closed down ASAP.

The long legal process for David Hicks will begin all over again in Australia, and by the time he gets justice John Howard will be long gone. For shame.

I do not believe any of this crap:
The Supreme Court's decision is a landmark test case that will have major ramifications for Hicks and other terror accused.

If the US government is victorious and the court rules the military commissions are legal, Hicks's military commission proceedings will likely reopen.

If the Supreme Court rules the military commissions are illegal, Hicks and other Guantanamo inmates would still likely be prosecuted, but in the US civilian court system or a traditional military court martial.

The court is expected to make its ruling within days.
The truth is that the US Spureme Court has held back a damning decision because Bush administration negotiators have came up with a last-minute plea bargain.

For shame.

UPDATE: Well, whaddaya know? 13abc.com: Supreme Court blocks war crimes trials for Guantanamo detainees. I said they were holding back the decision, but obviously they telegraphed the outcome to the White House so they had time to prepare for it. So now it's time to throw those miserable prisoners somewhere else. Don't expect Norway to take them!


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