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Friday, May 02, 2008


 

The Liberty City 7 6, III


A movie this bad wouldn't get a sequel, much less two, but the government is now about to go after the Liberty City 7, now 6, for a third time, after two failures to get a jury to convict them of the absurd charges against them, the best efforts of the judge in the second trial to make sure the jury knew they were "terrorists" notwithstanding. This article sums it up nicely.

Meanwhile, in news of a real terrorist, the U.S. government, Democracy Now! this morning interviewed Al Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj, who has just been released from Guantanamo after spending six years there, been tortured, subjected to more than 200 interrogations, lost 60 pounds, and generally had his human dignity degraded. CNN has a long article online, but as far as I know the story never made any of the national news broadcasts.

It goes without saying that al-Haj was never convicted, given a trial, or even charged with any crime during his six year tenure as one of the "worst of the worst." It also, unfortunately, goes without saying that the terrorists responsible for putting him in Guantanamo in the first place, and terrorizing him for six years, have also not been charged with any crime, or put in jail. Yet. I wonder if that's one of the things that Barack Obama is "hoping" for. I doubt it.


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