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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


American "justice"

An Iraqi AP reporter has been in jail for 19 months. And now:
The U.S. military plans to seek a criminal case in an Iraqi court against an award-winning Associated Press photographer but is refusing to disclose what evidence or accusations would be presented.
And how reminiscent does this sound of other "cases" the U.S. has mounted (Wen Ho Lee, Jose Padilla, James Yee, the list goes on):
The AP says various accusations were floated unofficially against Hussein and then apparently withdrawn with little explanation.
If a trial actually occurs, and that's a big "if," here's how fair it will be:
"At the moment, it looks like we can do little more than show up ... and try to put together a defense during the proceedings," [according to the lead defense lawyer]
And they dare criticize other countries!

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