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    Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bombin

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    Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani was found not guilty on all but one charge Wednesday by a civilian jury in New York, in a case with ramifications for President Obama's policy toward Guantanamo and civilian trials for terror suspects.
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    Wow, looks like the USA Justice Department just had their ass handed back to them.


    CNN also has the story but it is in their blogs.

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
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    Wow, looks like the USA Justice Department just had their ass handed back to them.


    CNN also has the story but it is in their blogs.

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    I like how Fox describes it as "a serious blow to the US Government."

    I'm not sure I agree. You and I don't really know all the details, certainly not like the lawyers, jury, and judge would. It's entirely possible that upon reviewing the evidence it really did seem more likely that the guy was just an errand boy, or that any hard evidence that may have linked him to more severe charges was based on faulty/contaminated evidence.

    I don't have anywhere near the patience to go through what is probably hundreds of pages of transcripts, so I'm not going to be arrogant enough to assume I know better than the jury. He can get up to life for the one charge that did stick, so I expect that's what will happen. Life in prison, and his parole odds would be laughably small. Works for me.
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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    They brought more than 280 charges against the guy and only got a conviction on one minor one. Pretty pathetic no matter how you try to spin it.

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    I don't see how convicting a guy on one count that will put him in prison for the rest of his life can be considered the US govt getting its ass handed to it.


    oooooh they cleared him of all counts but one....congratulations now get into your cell forever.
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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    They brought more than 280 charges against the guy and only got a conviction on one minor one. Pretty pathetic no matter how you try to spin it.

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    life in prison...yeah minor.
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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

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    Life in prison...yeah minor.
    His guilt or innocence or how long he will be in prison is irrelevant. My point is that this is another indication of the incompetence of the Obama administration.

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    His guilt or innocence or how long he will be in prison is irrelevant. My point is that this is another indication of the incompetence of the Obama administration.

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    Incompetence and Naive is how I would describe this Administration on foreign affairs and the economy. Seems the results now back me on those claims.

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Quote Originally Posted by From Washinton Post
    Ghailani still could be sentenced to life in prison, and faces a minimum of 20 years, according to the Justice Department. But the verdict was a blow to administration officials who were quietly confident that Ghailani would be found guilty on all charges
    Suppose Holder is in any trouble? He does not seem to been doing too well on several fronts.

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    life in prison...yeah minor.
    One out of 280. Either our Justice department is exceedingly incompetent, or ......... our Justice Department is incredibly incompetent.

    But do you truly have confidence in using the civil system instead of the military tribunal process, because we were able to still get this assclown on one charge ? From where I sit, 1 is a lot closer to zero than it is to 280. You do understand that the rules of evidence in the tribunal process are far better tailored for both wartime conditions and for when folks are nabbed overseas where the process isn't quite as air-tight as it is here ?

    This is a fail by our DoJ. What a shock !

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    Re: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bo

    Eric Holder is a gambler. His bet hasn't paid off. Now his wings have been clipped.

    Obama will never close Gitmo, and Holder will suffer more defeats in federal court.

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