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    and of course I was waiting for the defense attorneys to get an answer to their question about whether or not their communications with their clients were bugged.

    Infractions like those above would normally result in a mistrial. But this is the black hole otherwise known as Gitmo, where even when we try to provide a modicum of due process, we still cheat.
    Here is what I find to be mind blowing.  My understanding is that even if these guys were, for some very unlikely reason, found not guilty, they'd never be let go.

    The rules for these tribunals are being made up as they go along, essentially, and our government has made sure that the government can't lose.  The deck is stacked. Yes, they've made things more difficult for themselves by torturing the detainees, but even so, the trials go on and there is no chance in hell that they will go free.

    But even with all of the extraordinary power and advantage they feel that they have to illegally listen in on private conversations between the defendants and their lawyers, even though those defendants have had an incredibly small amount of time to even consult with those lawyers.  

    What is it with this paranoia and complete disregard for any kind of law and ethics?

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 06:35:30 AM PST

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