Monday, August 01, 2005

To make an empire, you have to break a few heads

Here is another story about objections to the new legal system that the Executive office has taken it upon itself to create.

As the Pentagon was making its final preparations to begin war crimes trials against four detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, two senior prosecutors complained in confidential messages last year that the trial system had been secretly arranged to improve the chance of conviction and to deprive defendants of material that could prove their innocence.

And there is also this:

...the e-mail messages had prompted a formal investigation by the Pentagon's inspector general that found no evidence to support the two officers' accusations of legal or ethical problems.

Is this the same inspector general that can't seem to find any wrongdoing in the treatment of the people at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram?


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