Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How's That "Judicial Process" Working For You, Steve?

"Everybody is concerned about that process," Harper said. "The biggest concern about Guantanamo Bay is that most of the people there weren't charged with anything and weren't facing any kind of legal process. That is not the case with Mr. Khadr and, obviously, we have to see what the U.S. is going to do in terms of moving forward on that."

Yeah. About that...

Guantanamo Case Files in Disarray
Situation Complicates Prison's Closure

President Obama's plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and national security officials -- barred until the inauguration from examining classified material on the detainees -- discovered that there were no comprehensive case files on many of them.

Instead, they found that information on individual prisoners is "scattered throughout the executive branch," a senior administration official said.


Several former Bush administration officials agreed that the files are incomplete and that no single government entity was charged with pulling together all the facts and the range of options for each prisoner. They said that the CIA and other intelligence agencies were reluctant to share information, and that the Bush administration's focus on detention and interrogation made preparation of viable prosecutions a far lower priority.

That's ok. I'm sure Khadr was being tried in that other kangaroo court.

1 comment:

  1. Khadr should be allowed to come home. He shouldn't have been placed there to begin with.

    Where are these fellows going to go? They can't go home. They'll be jailed and/or tortured if sent back to their home countries.

    Some may even feel that they're better off staying in Gitmo or with death sentence than what they may face back home. It's sad.