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Pentagon fires Khadr's lawyer

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3chordcharlie

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He had become the most vocal opponent of the trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, taking on a position more akin to politician than lawyer and launching a two-year public and media campaign that landed him on the front pages of newspapers and inside glossy magazines.

But U.S. Navy lawyer William Kuebler's role as the Pentagon-appointed defender of 22-year-old Khadr came to an end today when he was fired from the case.

An internal investigation by Guantanamo's Chief Defence lawyer, Col. Peter Masciola, had been launched into Kuebler's conduct in February following months of backroom fighting among the Pentagon's defence team. Kuebler had accused Masciola of a "conflict of interest."

Kuebler was dismissed for the improper supervision and management of Khadr?s defence team, according to an email sent Friday night by Guantanamo?s Deputy Chief Defence lawyer Michael Berrigan. Kuebler?s re-assignment was ?in the best interests of Omar Khadr, and necessary to pursue a client-centered representation.?
Gitmo cases in general, and this one in particular were lost years ago in the courts of the USA, of public opinion, and of perceived legitimacy. This one is becoming more of a farce with each passing year; the refusals to actually present evidence, the embarrassing refusal of Canadian Prime Minister Harper to ask that Mr. Khadr be returned to Canada, the revolving door of pentagon-assigned defence attorneys.

Of note, Khadr (and I imagine some or all of the other detainees) are charged under the Military Commission Act of 2006, for actions allegedly taken in 2002. That's right, charged for his actions in 2002, under a law which did not exist for another 4 years.

This is a charade that should have ended years ago.
 

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From Animal farm----------All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

This will be featured in all future law books as a total US military sham and travesty of justice, do these people have no shame?

When the message is you are a stinking pile of hypocrisy, kill the messenger.
 

NoStateofMind

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Topic Summary: Gitmo getting you down? Fire the other guy's lawyer!

:laugh:

EDIT: On a serious note this is absolutely ridiculous. Shouldn't be surprised though, we are seeing this blatant flaunting of power almost every day now. When will people finally wake up?
 
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