Monday, April 17, 2006

this story should make your head explode, unless you hate everything good about our country. secret trials and testimony, no habeaus corpus, people held in jail after they have been found innocent of the non-charges against them--it has it all, and so much more than even King George the Third could have thought of in his wildest dreams.

but it's here, and now. it makes me ashamed to be an american, more than almost anything else about the past 5 years.

precis version:

the uighurs, ironically, are favorites of conservatives and neo-cons alike, as they fight the chinese gov't in NW china. their cause has been taken up by right-wing republican lawyers, real top people as well.

their plight is so much more awful then can be believed--they have been declared something twice. first they were declared "enemy combatents" then, rather pathetically, "non-anti americans". of course, neither judgment was based on real law in a real courtroom, just kangaroo bullshit. but one thing is clear--they are utterly totally completely innocent of any fucking charges against them. all of them. they are innocent. and they rot in jail. think about that for a minute then weep for our fucking country.

that's my comment at digby's house.


  1. And you know they are innocent how?

  2. well, the pentagon said so. they've been declared innocent by the very people holding them, but there is nowhere they can be sent--china would kill them, and if we release them into the US they would have some stories to tell about guantanamo that would not make our gov't very happy.

    they are in the classic catch-22.