GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The self-styled mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four co-defendants sent a note to a military judge at Guantanamo on Monday saying they wanted to confess and plead guilty.
The judge said he would question the five to ensure that was their wish.
1. What kind of legal representation did these men have?
Can we trust their confessions? I haven't followed the story of the evidence against them other than that some of it was obtained without torture and some with. Jane Mayer's book goes into this to some extent. If the evidence obtained without torture is very persuasive on their guilt, I think their wishes should be respected. (Although I oppose the death penalty, I think they should be permitted this choice.) If the confessions or evidence was obtained through torture, then I have big questions about this. I do not have enough information to judge. Could someone who has followed this weigh in? Please.
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