I remember when W first took the reins of power; or stole as some claim, that one of the first suggestions… long before 9/11… is that we need to alter our justice system from “without reasonable doubt” to “the preponderance of the evidence.” More than eight years later we can see just how far this concept has gone if we look at our overseas concentration camps for terrorists; I’m sorry but they really aren’t “prisons” because a prison would require a modicum of due process and attention to human rights for you to even wind up there.
I have little doubt that as they go, so follows our former prison system. And the justice system as a whole.
I would also like to know what the Obama administration’s position is on this case, or is this their position? I feel we need to give him more time, but in this specific case I have a problem if this is their stance…
London – U.S. authorities asked a Guantanamo Bay detainee to drop allegations of torture and agree not to speak publicly about his ordeal in exchange for his freedom, according to British court documents.
I admire Binyam Mohamed’s stance. Can you imagine being in such a hell-hole with little to no hope and having carrots constantly dangled in front of you that, if you accept, will stop the torment; the brutality? From a personal experience many years ago I can tell you; even when it comes to minor cases, justice has become less about guilt or innocence and more about what you can pay, or what you will, or will not, say. Usually both.
This is not “justice,” in any sense.