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Well, the beach resort/social club we know as Guantanamo Bay just will not go away. The administration's desperate attempts at interfering with the legal procedures at Gitmo have finally irritated the presiding judge enough that he has asked the Pentagon brass to get the f*ck outta da room! Stop meddling with the process... in other words.
For those that haven't been paying attention... the administration & the Pentagon have been trying to proceed with 'cookie cutter' prosecution cases against the suspected terrorists/insurgents/Iraqis/Arabs/Muslims/journalists/aid workers that are on trial for crimes we know not what. (Some trials last up to 20 minutes before someone is sentenced!!! Whew! please add in sarcastic tone here.) It appears to me they are trying to get through their prisoners before time is up & Gitmo gets closed. Think of it as last minute 'Hail Mary' by George Bush. It also eliminates a lot of baggage... making the Hail Mary a little easier to throw.
From CNN - The ruling called allegations that Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann, the legal adviser to the Office of Military Commissions, exerted improper influence on the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan "troubling" and ordered Hartmann to stay out of the prisoner's prosecution.
Me thinks the proverbial ball of yarn, this administration has wound, is slowly starting to unravel... a tiny bit here & a tiny bit there... but an intriguing possibility nonetheless. I can't wait to see if our testes drop.