The end of Bush’s kangaroo courts?

Salon
by Jennifer Daskal

06/06/07

If the Bush administration had any sense, Monday’s courtroom spectacle would mark the death knell of the military commissions in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. On Sunday evening, I climbed off a chartered jet full of journalists, cameramen, lawyers, military handlers and other independent observers, anticipating what was to be the start of the first full-blown trials here. After more than five years in U.S. detention and multiple court challenges, two detainees — Omar Khadr, who was 15 when he was arrested, and Salim Hamdan, alleged to be one of Osama bin Laden’s drivers — were finally going to be brought to trial. But by Monday evening, both cases had been dismissed, and the fate of any future such trials was left in serious jeopardy...

//www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2007/06/06/gitmo_trials/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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