David Hicks Agrees to Plead Guilty at Guantanamo
The writing was on the wall last night. Australian detainee David Hicks, brought before a military tribunal at Guantanamo today, agreed to plead guilty to one charge of providing material support to terrorists.
The guilty plea is sure to be seen by administration supporters as an affirmation of its efforts to detain and try terrorism suspects here, although the government’s detention policy still faces significant legal and political challenges.
Baloney. The plea is nothing but a sign that David Hicks wanted to be free one day, and this was the only way to assure it.
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