"Congratulations to Barack Obama, whose invisible hand censor has made Gitmo even more of a kangaroo court than it was under Bush.As Jim laid out, over the last two days of Gitmo hearings, we saw (thanks to livetweeters like Carol Rosenberg, Jason Leopold, and Daphne Eviatar) someone improperly cut the feed from the court room to the journalists for 3 minutes, just as Khalid Sheikh Mohammedís lawyer, David Nevin, started to read from his unclassified motion to preserve the black sites. After it happened, Judge James Pohl was rather angry about what he saw as an improper use of the censorship system. Today, it became clear that the OCAĖthe original classification authorityĖpressed the censor button, via some AV means that Judge Pohl either didnít fully understand or want to discuss.
In other words, CIA has ultimate control over his court room."
"And then yesterday, you had a lawfully cleared defense motion being discussed in court, and CIA overruled the determination the trial judge had made, and ensured that journalists could not hear even that unclassified motion. Judge Pohl has deferred the discussion about preserving the black sites as evidence until next month, and itís not clear whether the defendants or the journalists will be permitted to attend that hearing."
Is this censorship?
Will it be censorship under another name?
Is the CIA in charge of this courtroom?
Isn't that like the fox in charge of the henhouse?
Is this USA "liberty and justice for all."
Is the system broken?