Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Now Says Bush Admin. Ignoring Constitution for Political Gain

Crooks and Liars » Countdown’s Bushed!: Hidden Agendas Edition

And finally, in an ironic twist in the Nexus of Politics and Terror, the original prosecutor of the Hamdan case, Col. Morris Davis, is testifying on behalf of Salim Hamdan and speaking out over the kangaroo courts that the Bush administration is demanding to be able to claim progress in their War on Terror™.

Davis didn’t just say the Hamdan argument wasn’t right, since it permits the use of evidence obtained by coercion or torture, to say nothing of hearsay, he also quoted the former general counsel of the Defense Department who he says told him “We can’t have acquittals. We’ve been holding these guys for years. How can we explain acquittals? We have to have convictions.” Col. Davis put it simply: he was under pressure to hurry through cases and get those convictions, so President Bush could use them politically before the 2006 mid-terms (elections).

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