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.

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6 Comments on “Osama Bin Laden’s Driver”

  1. Andrew Keogh Says:

    And also what the point of the trial was in the first place as the US military announced they would keep him at Guantanamo anyway regardless of verdict or sentence…

  2. mikeb302000 Says:

    Thanks, Andrew. Yes it really is unbelievable what’s gone on over there. I can’t wait to see what improvements Obama brings.

  3. Slyde Says:

    That is, IF obama gets elected. I am cautiously optimistic, but i really think that, in the 11th hour, the bulk of middle america will make a big push toward mccain pushing him to win.

  4. Bob S. Says:

    Slyde,

    I agree, right now it’s safe for someone to say they are voting for Obama. I think as it gets closer more people are going to start looking harder at Obama’s positions and experience.

    When that happens I think they are going to see how little experience he has and how socialistic his positions are.

  5. Weer'd Beard Says:

    +1, I despise McCain, and the next 4 years no matter what are going to be worse as far as I’m concerned, no matter who gets the win.

    Still Bush is an unpopular president waging an unpopular war, and yet he WON in 2004. Now Bush isn’t up for re-election and while the Democrats are attempting to demonize McCain, its hard for people to forget that it was working WITH prominent Democrats that got McCain where he is today. Also the war is going MUCH better today than it was in 2004.

    Meanwhile Obama is proving to be his own worst enemy every time he steps away from the teleprompter.

    Kerry was WAYYYY ahead this time in 2004, while Obama now is barely neck-and-neck. Historically this just doesn’t look good for him.

  6. mikeb302000 Says:

    What Slyde and Weer’d said about Obama’s chances worries me.


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