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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    Gad, what a world they've created (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by baba durag on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 10:45:43 PM EST
    Torture doesn't bring truth, but it does grind down the powerless.

    Thanks again, Ralph.

    The judge said it (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Jen M on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 05:43:52 AM EST
    It must be true.  pfffft - Colonel talk. They expect everyone to believe them whatever they say.

    Confessions or plea agreements mean nothing coming from prisoners being held at guantanamo, undisclosed locations or friendly countries known to torture.

    Anybody outside the US (none / 0) (#3)
    by Ambiorix on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 10:43:47 AM EST
    who reads about these proceedings

    The defense claims, he [Judge Kohlmann] said "do not raise matters that would cause a reasonable person to question my impartiality."

    will come to the conclusion that preceding Judge Kohlmann is just like any average American judge: "Corrupt to the bone".

    Anyone who reads this outside the US (none / 0) (#4)
    by Wile ECoyote on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 11:39:20 AM EST
    who reads theses proceedings may express surprise there is a military that has proceedings and just does not have people shot.

    Yes, but (none / 0) (#5)
    by squeaky on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 11:43:59 AM EST
    You are only counting the ones that actually make it to a 'military proceeding.'

    BTW- If you were in charge, would you just shoot them w/o a trial?

    Just asking.