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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned

According to reports, Lt Col Darrel Vandeveld, a military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned over “ethical qualms.” Defence lawyer Major David Frakt said that Vandeveld quit because his office suppressed evidence.

The prosecution is alleged to have withheld evidence that others had confessed to carrying out an attack of which an Afghan detainee has been accused. While the chief prosecutor has confirmed the resignation, he denied withholding any evidence.

What a quagmire this whole Guantanamo Bay/enemy combatants has turned into. Another fiasco in a growing list by the current US administration and a major reason that the US has lost its moral authority in the western world. And, sadly, I don’t see Senator John McCain doing anything differently.

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