Reports from the Hamdan trial at Camp Justice

Ben Wizner of the ACLU is covering the _________________ (not sure what to call it) of Salim Hamdan at Camp Justice on Guantanamo Bay.  You can find his blog reports at Daily Kos.

In an interview with Glenn Greenwald at Salon Radio: ACLU at Gitmo Wizner described what he’s been allowed to see so far.   A transcript of the interview can be found here.

At least read the transcript, remembering that what the Bush administration is doing with Hamdan is being done in the name of and on behalf of the United States of America with Congressional approval.

Listening to the interview, one gets the feeling the military commission rules were approved by people who had no understanding of what they were approving and that the prosecution is following orders given by someone who deeply believes in prosecuting those at the very bottom of the chain of command.

The more citizens who know about what is going on at Camp Justice the better.

The proceedings at Camp Justice make the infamous bridge to nowhere look like an inspired creation, a wise expenditure of taxpayer dollars.  The phrase “Good job Brownie” comes to mind together with images of unimaginable destruction in the background.  Who on earth gave the order to put Hamdan “on trial?”  And who on earth came up with the name “Camp Justice,” which resonates in the same way as “Mission Accomplished?”  

Among other things, the Hamdan proceeding is no way to treat the men and women of the United States military who have been ordered to carry out a mission that seems doomed from the start.

My opinions are based on what little information is available from Camp Justice.  Additional information would be welcome.



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