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Old 07-17-2009, 08:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: Chaos besets 9/11 court hearing

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I can't remember the name of the military prosecutor who quit in disgust last year.
"Vandeveld is the seventh military prosecutor to resign [LAT report] from his post at Guantanamo. The committee also heard testimony from Deborah Pearlstein ..."

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Military commissions system 'broken': former Guantanamo prosecutor
Andrew Morgan at 11:21 AM ET

[JURIST] A former prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] told the House Judiciary Committee [official website] Wednesday that the military commission [JURIST news archive] system used to try detained enemy combatants is "broken beyond repair." In testimony [prepared remarks, PDF] at a hearing [materials] before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, US Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps [official website], said that although he was a "true believer" when he was detailed to the detention facility, he had come to believe that the commissions undermined "the fundamental values ... upon which this great country was founded." Asked by the subcommittee to address the legal issues surrounding the continuance of the military commission system...

Despite this, it looks like it's all status crooked quo.
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