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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:31 PM
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Detainee Lawyer Must Leave Navy
MIAMI - The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military, The Miami Herald reported Sunday.

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, will retire in March or April under the military's "up or out" promotion system. Swift said last week he was notified he would not be promoted to commander.

He said the notification came about two weeks after the Supreme Court sided with him and against the White House in the case involving Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni who was Osama bin Laden's driver.

"It was a pleasure to serve," Swift told the newspaper. He added he would have defended Hamdan even if he had known it would cut short his Navy career.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061009/ap_on_re_us/navy_la...
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:33 PM
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1. And this is why the military will never progress.....
if I had to guess the * cabal had a lot to do with this.....they crush military careers like bugs....because none of them have ever had one.....it means absolutely nothing to them....

I wish him all of the luck...
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:41 PM
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2. I can just hear KKKarl in the background jumping up & down
like an overweight troll, screaming "We will fuck that sunnovabitch. We will FUCK him!"
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:44 PM
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3. Agreed...
I hope that Rove experiences a "Twilight Zone" episode where all of his dirty deeds come back to haunt the rest of his living days...
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:58 PM
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4. We must be bursting at the seams
with Lt. Commmanders these days. Amamzing they still use a policy like that.
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Geoff R. Casavant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:44 PM
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5. In defense of the Navy
Although the board results were released after the Hamdan case, the board that made the decision actually convened and made its decision last February. The board results then had to be approved by seven or eight different admirals up the chain of command.

While conceivably any person in that chain could have knocked LCDR Swift off the list, I expect the board members would have known of the deletion and reported it to the appropriate IG.
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