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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:52 AM
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Gitmo judge stops 9/11 trial despite objections by martyrdom-seeking defendants
Source: MSNBC

BREAKING NEWS: Gitmo judge stops 9/11 trial despite objections by martyrdom-seeking defendants

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com /
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:56 AM
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1. t sounds like an Onion headline
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 AM
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2. Judge grants Obama request to suspend Gitmo trial
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 11:16 AM by catgirl
Source: Associated Press

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The judge in the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo has agreed to President Barack Obama's request to suspend the case pending a 120-day review.

The defendants opposed the delay. All have said they want to plead guilty to charges that carry a potential death sentence.

Army Col. Stephen Henley issued the ruling Wednesday after a brief hearing at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Prosecutors sought the suspension to give the Obama administration time to review the special system for prosecuting alleged terrorists set up by former President George W. Bush and Congress.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090121/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/c...



Great news.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:21 AM
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3. I don't understand..
how it is that people who admitted participating in 9/11, are still in a state of legal limbo, after all these years. Seems like Gitmo was all about some kind of experiment in torture.
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