Thursday, November 16, 2006

Now How Could This Happen???

Lawyers for US citizen Jose Padilla are arguing that his case should be dismissed due to "outrageous" government conduct during his three year, eight month detention as an "enemy combatant." The conduct referred to is administration of LSD, assault, and solitary confinement while in the Navy Brig. The government denies such treatment but states that even if it were so, prosecution should continue. He is charged with conspiracy by becoming a recruit to help wage violent jihad, bomb plots and other charges dismissed when he was moved from military to civilian custody.

I have no opinion regarding the validity of the charges against Padilla, but one thing is clear, no matter how this procedes it will contain a blot on the record of the USA. There are a couple issues, first his detention without trial and second the accusation of torture that is bolsterd by the government's own policy in this area. The President of the United States and his Party's own Congress have led us to this pass. Now the Justice Department is advocating that misconduct of the US government has no bearing on a case being prosecuted. This is a sorry pass to come to.

I Object and I hold them in Contempt.

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Ed Bickford said...

Chuck, are you sure you want to let stand these monuments to subverted reasoning stand, especially when the "builder" refuses to take responsibility (i. e. maintains anonymity)?

I don't think it's doing them any good, wallowing in their stew of vitriol, projecting blame for it on hallucinated threats, and seeking validation by having you publish it, or even criticizing it and "proving" that the enemy is out there as evidenced by their "commie" sympathisers?

I don't think it's doing you any good extending them the benefits of free speech in the personal domain of your blog. It's not that their twisted reasoning can't be refuted, but that they don't care to debate; they came here to spew invective. Is that anything you wish to accomplish with your blog?

Chuck Butcher said...

Anonymous trolls can find someplace else.

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