Defending Liberty at Guantanamo
It's good to know that the uniformed defenders of our liberty are doing their best for their clients at Guantanamo. And their best is awfully good.
When President Bush announced plans for military commission trials in 2001, critics said military defense lawyers would not put up much of a fight on behalf of men labeled terrorists. “They wanted us to just be good little boys,” one of the lawyers, Maj. Michael D. Mori of the Marines, once told an interviewer.
But nearly seven years later, not one trial has been held, partly because the military defense lawyers have raised a continuous ruckus, challenging the commission system rather than simply defending their clients.
Raising a ruckus is exactly what defense lawyers need to do when confronted with injustice. Listen to Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler:
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