Thursday, March 15, 2007

Khalid Sheik Mohammed's Confession at Guantanamo

As a retired lawyer, I am most suspect of obtaining a confession from someone who has been tortured. I am sure even Dick Cheney would confess if interrogators gave him the water treatment. Moreover, Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) allegedly gave his confession to a secret military tribunal in Guantanamo. No reporters got in. There were no non-military witnesses. Above all, there were no lawyers for the defense. What type of tribunal is this? It is a throw-back to the Inquisition where secrecy ruled and no defense lawyers were allowed. Therefore, for me, the whole confession is tainted. My only conclusion is that Bush and Cheney and sub-torturers must be afraid of allowing KSM to detail and describe to the world how and when he was tortured.

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