Apparently, he’s a bad guy. He’s been languishing in a gulag, without trial for seven years. The fascist government holding him finally rounded up a kangaroo court and put him on trial. Hearsay was admitted as evidence. His statements, made under duress, were allowed as evidence. His name is Salim Hamdan. Was he an enemy combatant? No. He was caught at a checkpoint in Afghanistan. Was he linked to 9/11? No. Was he a terrorist? No. The jury said he wasn’t. So, what was his crime? He was found guilty of being Osama Bin Laden’s driver.
Seven years in Gitmo and all the brother did was chauffer OBL’s hoopty. Is this what WPE meant when he said military commissions will only deal with the “worst of the worst”? Is this the highest level terrorist we could come up with? And we’ve gotta ask: Can you really go to jail merely because your boss was a prick and you knew it? Hell, if that’s the case, anyone working under the Bush-Wipes, the Donald or at WalMart could be Git-moed too.
The crux of today’s biscuit is simple: If they can hold someone without due process for seven years because he’s labeled an “enemy combatant”, who says they won’t do it to any of us?
Greatest country in the world? Hardly. Worst government in American history? Hell yes.
One last note: If GWB gets popped for war crimes...what happens to the pilot of Air Force One? Just asking.