Posted by Rojas @ 12:34 am on August 28th 2010

Just a subtle reminder…

…that we’re still “trying” alleged terrorists before military commissions and using evidence obtained through torture to obtain guilty verdicts. The current showcase: a fifteen-year-old captured in combat, the first child soldier in at least sixty years to face trial, up on charges of murder. The judge has already ruled that evidence obtained through the implicit threat of a gang rape–again, this threat levied by US military interrogators against a fifteen-year-old–is admissable. Oh, and military authorities have attempted to bar journalists from the proceedings for reporting information that was already part of the public record.

All of this, needless to say, with the full endorsement of the current President of the United States.

I know it’s old news and all, but I guess I get an occasional thrill out of poking the corpse of American justice with a stick.

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