A piece of shit, one Omar Khadr, was captured in Afghanistan after a firefight that resulted in the death of a U.S. Soldier. Afterwards, a video surfaced showing him engaging in what rag-headed jihadists do: showing off his skills with explosives, and planting IEDs and landmines, while mugging for the camera.
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
On the weekend, he rejected a request from Mr. Khadr’s defence lawyers to postpone Thursday’s hearing to give them more time to assess the implications of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on detainee rights.
In a 5-4 decision, the court placed a question mark over the Bush administration’s policy on holding foreign terror suspects, saying they have a “habeas corpus” right under the U.S. Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.
Against that backdrop, navy Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, Mr. Khadr’s military-appointed defence lawyer, will use Thursday’s hearing to argue that the entire case against the Toronto-born accused terrorist should be thrown out on grounds U.S. authorities have never told him of his rights.
Mr. Kuebler also wants Mr. Parrish to order the release of numerous records he believes will help him show Mr. Khadr’s interrogators essentially shaped the statements he’s made since U.S. forces seized him following a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan.
Congratulations, SCOTUS. In particular: Anthony Kennedy, John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You’ve just opened up the floodgates for Islamic scumbag terrorists to manipulate the U.S. court system to their advantage. Somewhere, Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, and Julius Streicher are wondering why they didn’t get the same break.
Another GITMO lawyer is trying this stunt:
San Juan, Puerto Rico — A military attorney for one of the Sept. 11 defendants at Guantanamo Bay predicted on Tuesday the Pakistani would at best see only a sliver of classified evidence and would be convicted in what amounts to “a top secret trial.”
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Mizer told The Associated Press he will seek a security clearance for Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, a nephew and alleged lieutenant of confessed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, but expects it will be denied.
Mizer noted that if al-Aziz lacks a security clearance, his defense team will be unable to share classified evidence with him unless and until the judge allows it to be discussed in open court.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Tom Hartmann, a senior official with the Guantanamo trials, said in a telephone interview that he seriously doubts any of the five Sept. 11 defendants would be issued a security clearance. But Hartmann insisted that they will be able to see all the evidence presented to the jury.
However, some classified information presented to the jury and the defendants may be censored or summarized, Hartmann said, touching on a key element in whether America’s first war-crimes trials since the World War II era are seen as fair.
Oh yeah Lt. Cmdr, let’s tell the scumbag what he already knows, i.e.: why he was apprehended and what he was doing that got him into GITMO, but we’ll just divulge all the sources of classified information so that his little swarthy jihadist buddies still at large, might get the chance to find out too.