Monday, April 17, 2006

 

Beyond Justice.

Steve Emerson strikes again. Suppose you were suspected of numerous serious crimes. Suppose millions of dollars and thousands of hours of FBI time were spent on trying to prove you guilty, but the case was so ridiculous that only a couple of jurors could be persuaded to vote for conviction. Now suppose that the net result of being proved innocent was that you were forced to leave your home and sent beyond the reach of justice to a no-man's land where you would be under constant hostile surveillance and periodic shelling. Then your name would be Sami al-Arian I can't feel too much sympathy for him, though. In 2000, he supported Bush. In another case, Reuters reports that: The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider whether a federal judge can free two Chinese Muslims who remain imprisoned unlawfully at Guantanamo Bay, despite being cleared as "enemy combatants." The justices refused to review the judge's decision that a federal court cannot provide any relief to Abu Bakker Qassim and A'del Abdu Al-Hakim, two members of the Uighur ethnic group held at Guantanamo ... the U.S. military determined the two Uighurs should no longer be considered enemy combatants. Innocent yet held in prison.
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