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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

In yet another show of their commitment to defeating al Qaeda, the Bush administration has decided to run the risk of letting Mounir El Motassadeq -- convicted in Germany of aiding the 9/11 plot, and so far the only person convicted anywhere in regard to that crime -- go free, because they won't offer up al Qaeda members in Gitmo for cross-examination.

The defense team in the re-trial is essentially claiming that any testimony from prisoners in Gitmo is tainted and unreliable due to the torture they may have been subjected to.

I suppose it's theoretically possible that letting these witnesses testify might conceivably damage ongoing operations, and is not simply an act of ass-covering. Maybe.

I mean, it's not like the Bushies have a track record of putting election-year concerns ahead of prosecuting the War on Terror...

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