"We Can't Have Acquittals"


The former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo's military commissions has disclosed that the trials of the 9/11 suspects have been rigged to prevent the possibility of acquittal.

Indeed, the current head of the Guantanamo tribunal that will prosecute the defendants -- who is in charge of both prosecuting and defending the defendants -- told the former chief prosecutor:

"Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals, we've got to have convictions."

The head of the tribunal also said that -- even if the defendants are somehow acquitted -- they may not be released from Guantanamo.

No wonder the American Bar Association, "which the Pentagon had said would help arrange such representation, has refused to participate because it objects to the trial procedures." And no wonder the defense attorneys who have agreed to represent the defendants say that the process is completely unfair. See also this interview.

The 9/11 prosecutions were never supposed to be about truth or justice anyway.

The only two things the trials will be good for are: (1) making a spectacle for public consumption, like all good kangaroo court show trials do; and (2) suppressing information the suspects wish to express which is inconvenient for the government prosecutors.

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The reason there are so few comments on this is ....

The reason there are so few comments on this is that it is so self-evident that the Kangaroos are in charge of this "trial" - that there is nothing to say to one another about it. This is A GREAT ARTICLE TO FORWARD to one's friends and one's representatives. It says it all with clarity.