Osama Bin Laden’s Driver
CNN reports the story of the conviction of Osama Bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan. He was convicted of providing material support to al Qaeda, but cleared of terrorism conspiracy charges. Now, this man was held in Guantanamo prison, where the human rights violations were so numerous that the entire world was talking about them. As if holding people indefinitely without charging them or telling their families or countries was not enough, the reports of torture became so widespread the government, our government, instead of putting a stop to it, made it legal.
Here’s a good article on the World Socialist Web Site.
The whole world knows that the US is employing torture and other illegal means, including abductions, secret prisons, imprisonment without charge or legal recourse, in the name of its global “war on terror.”
What I’m wondering is, what kind of a fair trial did Mr. Hamdan get.