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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


That pesky "complication" called the legal system

The Los Angeles Times, no doubt reflecting the view of the entire ruling class, gives us the news - "U.S. civilian court acquits ex-Guantanamo detainee of all major terrorism charges" - and then opines: "The verdict involving a suspect in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa may complicate efforts to try Sept. 11 defendants in nonmilitary U.S. courts." Yes, because we "know" he's guilty, after all, so obviously there must be something wrong, and ultimately unacceptable, about a court system which would find him not guilty.

Ah, but not to worry, because even though he's only been found guilty on a "lesser charge", he "may still face life in prison without parole." Just like a lot of other people who, thanks to the (il)legal system in place, won't get to have a trial at all, just the sentence (ok, technically, not a sentence either, just the end result).

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