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Obama's die-hard base is continuing to turn on him and abandon him... for the right reasons. (And Obama's administration is lashing out angrily at liberals, claiming that they should be "drug tested" because they are "crazy." Snicker.) Even the very liberal thinkprogress.org can't seem to take Obama's "change" anymore. How can anyone claim that justice exists anymore when a person can be tortured so that he confesses to a crime and a US judge sanctions it? Tell me this is not Orwell's 1984.

FTA: "In the first full war crimes tribunal of the Obama administration, a military judge held that a detainee who confessed to killing an American solider after he was threatened with being gang-raped to death if he did not cooperate may nonetheless have that confession used against him at trial... The military judge's decision to admit a coerced confession raises even more troubling questions about whether this particular tribunal will reach accurate results. As the Supreme Court recognized almost 75 years ago, confessions extracted by "brutality and violence" are akin to "deliberate deception" of the court because they reveal little about a suspect's guilt or innocence and everything about their very human desire to avoid or end torture. This principle obviously applies to Khadr. A prisoner who is convinced that they will be raped and murdered if they do not confess has nothing to lose - and what remains of their personal dignity to gain - by doing so. A member of Khadr’s legal team called the judge's decision a "disgrace," and that lawyer is right. Coerced confessions are not simply inhumane - and not simply un-American - they produce wholly unreliable evidence. Mr. Khadr may actually be guilty, but a confession extracted by a rape threat does nothing to prove this point."

Gitmo Judge Admits Confession Extracted By Rape Threat


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Aug 12, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=290

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