Political trouble of Bush administration on trial

Two recent cases demonstrate the political nature of the “war on terrorism.”

Today, a military tribunal convicted an alleged former driver for Osama Bin Laden on charges possibly leading to life imprisonment.(1) The current rash of cases started just when McCain and Obama clinched their nominations and the general election season had begun.

The Bush administration argues that Al Qaeda and others caught up are “unlawful combatants” because they do not have uniforms. In that case Mel Gibson in the movie “The Patriot” about the American Revolution also demonstrates that the American Revolution was by “unlawful combatants.”

Another case seemed rushed along just in time for elections. “Before killing himself last week, Army scientist Bruce Ivins told friends that government agents had stalked him and his family for months, offered his son $2.5 million to rat him out and tried to turn his hospitalized daughter against him with photographs of dead anthrax victims.”(2)

Notes:

1. http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=5525131&page=1

2. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5icCsDXbi3Yojuvo5W4j01VxWio0wD92CFQ1O0

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