Wartime Legal Niceties

17:39 Mon 02 Jun 2008
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There’s plenty to find disturbing in this story about the interference of the Pentagon with their own judges in their “military tribunal” kangaroo courts, but one thing that caught my eye was the following:

Khadr, now 21, faces up to life in prison if convicted at Guantanamo on charges of murder, conspiracy and supporting terrorism. He is accused of lobbing a grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher J. Speer during the firefight in which he was captured.

Lobbing a grenade during the firefight in which he was captured? I know that the whole gist of these prosecutions is to deny opposing-army status to the detainees, but capturing someone in a firefight and then prosecuting them for resisting capture is quite a display of chutzpah, it seems to me.

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