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Here's the new American justice system at work

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Here's the new American justice system at work as reported by the BBC...

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay has pleaded guilty to his role in an attack on an oil tanker in the waters off Yemen.

One can only assume that this plea bargain came about when the US promised to stop torturing Ahmed al-Darbi, 39, and credit him with time served if he would only admit to a crime, testify against other defendants at their trials for a few years, and promise not to sue the US later for mistreating him all those years while he was in prison.  

That's just great.   Now let's see if I got this right... the way this new justice system works is that you will first be put in prison where you will be mistreated for 11 years without a trial until you are tired of being tortured and agree to plead guilty.  You must also testify against others at their trials for a few years, after which they will credit you for time served and let you go, as long as you promise not to seek justice for the crimes your captors committed against you and others while you were in prison, once you are free.   Ok, yes, I think I've got it now.  

I'm sure Robert H. Jackson, who was chief of counsel for the prosecution at the Nuremberg trials, would think this advancement in modern jurisprudence is just the cat's meow.

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problem is that it isn't that much different than ... by zon moy on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 at 8:15:03 AM