What is this "evidence" of which you speak?
The Bush administration wants to rewrite the official evidence against Guantanamo Bay detainees, allowing it to shore up its cases before they come under scrutiny by civilian judges for the first time.
The government has stood behind the evidence for years. Military review boards relied on it to justify holding hundreds of prisoners indefinitely without charge. Justice Department attorneys said it was thoroughly and fairly reviewed.
Now that federal judges are about to review the evidence, however, the government says it needs to make changes.
The decision follows last week's Supreme Court ruling, which held that detainees have the right to challenge their detention in civilian court, not just before secret military panels. At a closed-door meeting with judges and defense attorneys this week, government lawyers said they needed time to add new evidence and make other changes to evidentiary documents known as "factual returns."
Rewrite the evidence? That's inside-the-box thinking.
I say, get the verdict, then write the evidence to suit. In fact, why stop there? "Sentence first, verdict afterwards," as the King of Hearts said in Alice In Wonderland.
I hate this. I hate them. I hate it all. I thought it would stop in 2006. I thought it would stop in 2009. Now that Obama's caving on FISA, he's showing me it won't stop. What's wrong with these people?
Remember Howard Dean in 2004? I want my country back? What the Fuck happened with that?