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  •  Well, I'm passing along (3+ / 0-)

    the Washington Post and the New York Times.  They both headline a guilty plea.

    Presumably this occured after the PBS report.

    "Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you." -- Fry, Futurama

    by LithiumCola on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:08:42 PM PDT

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    •  It's posted over at TalkLeft too (3+ / 0-)

      Jeralyn has a piece up on the front page.

      If conservatives had had their way we'd still be an English colony.

      by baba durag on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:16:25 PM PDT

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    •  I know that's what it looks like (6+ / 0-)

      but the reporter's description of his appearance makes me wonder about the voluntariness of that plea. I don't care what his allocution sounded like !

      How in the hell did they get a plea out of him after all of what she described ? Makes no sense to me, and I've been in the business a LONG time.

      Let's get some Democracy for America

      by murphy on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:17:00 PM PDT

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      •  There's more to this...he did plead guilty to one (4+ / 0-)

        of the two charges.  My understanding is that the judge called everyone back in later (including the civilian lawyers - Major Mori, his military attorney was allowed to remain) to discuss further details.

        Those further details were likely the plea deal speculated before the hearing even got started...

        From The Australian online:

        "There had been growing speculation before the commission hearing that Hicks may agree to a deal to plead guilty to a charge of providing material support to terrorism.

        The maximum penalty for the offence is life but it is assumed Hicks will now receive a lighter sentence, possibly taking into account the five years he has already spent in custody."

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        by exmearden on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 09:43:58 PM PDT

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        •  I'm sure they agreed to allow him to go (0+ / 0-)

          back to Australia, and that's why he pled guilty. They're still civilized people in Australia, they don't torture prisoners.

          Did you know why he allowed his hair to grow so long? He uses it to shield his eyes from the lights they leave on in his cell 24 hours a day, so he can get some sleep. After a few weeks of that, hell, I'd plead guilty to being a terrorist to be able to get a decent night's sleep.

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