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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6510899.stm

    So instead of being held there indefinately, he plea bargained to be released to Australia, and carry out his "definite" sentence there?

    Is this justice?

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    Convicted by a war crimes court of providing material support for terrorism. Funny, but terrorism is defined by the US Department of Defense as "the unlawful use of -- or threatened use of -- force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives."
    Unlawful in who's eyes?

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    Originally posted by ianmcc
    Convicted by a war crimes court of providing material support for terrorism. Funny, but terrorism is defined by the US Department of Defense as "the unlawful use of -- or threatened use of -- force or violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives."
    Unlawful in who's eyes?
    oh yeah, and a closed, no evidence, US military reibunal.

    From what I have read, the dude just wanted SOME hope of ever getting out, or going to trial, so pleading guily was better then staying there till who knows when..... they also made him withdraw the mistreatment complaints in order to be released....

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    and now, most of his sentence has been suspended... 9 months jail time in his home country.... I woulda taken the deal too
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6512945.stm

    This brings up a interesting issue. The Taliban was the legitimate government of Afghanistan, and he fought for them apparantly.... so that would defacto make him a prisoner of war, and not a terrorist..... which would further prove that the US had no right to detain him and not give hime POW status....
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