Guantanamo Prosecutor Who Quit Had "Grave Misgivings" About Fairness

Josh Meyer, The Los Angeles Times: "Darrel J. Vandeveld was in despair. The hard-nosed lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, a self-described conformist praised by his superiors for his bravery in Iraq, had lost faith in the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals in which he was a prosecutor. His work was top secret, making it impossible to talk to family or friends. So the devout Catholic -- working away from home -- contacted a priest online. Even if he had no doubt about the guilt of the accused, he wrote in an August e-mail, 'I am beginning to have grave misgivings about what I am doing, and what we are doing as a country....'"

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Guantanamo prosecutor accuses Pentagon of ethical misconduct in terrorist trials

A military prosecutor quit his job after concluding that the trial system at the US detainment facility Guantanamo Bay amounted to a "creeping rot" of injustice.

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