Spencer Ackerman, in Cuba covering the military trial of Canadian citizen and Guantánamo inmate Omar Khadr, was almost indefinitely detained himself -- for the crime of tweeting. It sounds suspiciously like no one knows how these military commissions are actually supposed to work (least of all the defendant, who declined to attend a hearing this morning because he was in pain and felt he was being humiliated) and the rules are being written on-the-fly by the Pentagon. Sounds so much better than our old-fashioned, 200-year-old "traditional" justice system, right? Doesn't it all just make you feel so safe?
No tweeting in Gitmo
You can cover a military trial, but you can't microblog it
By Alex Pareene
Published April 29, 2010 11:15PM (UTC)
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