Friday, June 30, 2006

Kangaroo Courts

Thank God the Supreme Court ruled against the Bush regime's so-called military tribunals. Reporting on this story yesterday, NPR interviewed a former Navy Judge Advocate who said something to the effect of, "This ruling is good because these tribunals smacked of kangaroo courts."

Smacked of kangaroo courts? Methinks the good gentleman is a bit shy here. Tribunals conducted in secret in which the accused can be convicted based on evidence he or she hasn't seen and therefore had no reasonable opportunity to defend him or herself against? That doesn't smack of a kangaroo court: That is the very definition of a kangaroo court!


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