Monday, October 09, 2006

Here's A Real Shocker: Navy Refuses To Promote Lawyer Who Beat Administration On Guantanamo Military Tribunals

Ever wonder why people call the term Military Intelligence an oxymoron?
The story here is that Navy Lt. Commander Charles Swift, brought on an appeal for a Guantanamo terror suspect: Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni and alleged al-Qaida member who was Osama bin Laden's driver. He attacked the military tribunals and wound up winning.

And what does he get for his trouble and hard work successfully defending someone who everyone would love to hate???

FIRED

Talk about not understanding publicity. They should give this guy the promo just to avoid posts like this one. Nevermind that colleagues said the promotion was a no brainer and that the guy is one of the best and the brightest in the JAG. Nevermind that all of the Arab world will now feel confirmation that they cannot get a fair shake in US Courts. The worst part of this is that guys like me who want to think the government might know what it's doing get really turned off by stuff like this. It seems petty and is ill timed. Stupid stupid stupid
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