The Gitmo Farce

Andrew Sullivan —  Jan 30 2013 @ 11:19am

A brief insight into one of Lindsey Graham’s greatest achievements: the Kafkaesque mockery of due process and judicial fairness that is now the trial of al Qaeda terror suspects. The judge does not even control the microphones:

Some unknown person in another room was, and was apparently able to turn the audio off or on, or, for all anyone knew, pipe in the soundtrack to “Zero Dark Thirty.” Judge Pohl, who is also an Army colonel, was confused and angry.

“If some external body is turning the commission off under their own view of what things ought to be, with no reasonable explanation because I—there is no classification on it, then we are going to have a little meeting about who turns that light on or off,” the judge said.

It was just the CIA doing all they can to protect themselves from being exposed as war criminals, in a “democracy” where torture has now become more acceptable than ever.