Evidence Faulted in Detainee Case
By WILLIAM GLABERSON
Published: July 1, 2008
In the first case to review the government’s secret evidence for holding a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a federal appeals court found that accusations against a Muslim from western China held for more than six years were based on bare and unverifiable claims. The unclassified parts of the decision were released on Monday.
With some derision for the Bush administration’s arguments, a three-judge panel said the government contended that its accusations against the detainee should be accepted as true because they had been repeated in at least three secret documents.
The court compared that to the absurd declaration of a character in the Lewis Carroll poem “The Hunting of the Snark”: “I have said it thrice: What I tell you three times is true.”
“This comes perilously close to suggesting that whatever the government says must be treated as true,” said the panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Moron-boy said that there were WMDs WAY more than three times.
They don't seem to have shown up, despite having sought them with thimbles and sought them with care; and pursued them with forks and hope.
The Snark turned out to be Boojum.
Now maybe Bush will softly and suddenly vanish away, and never be met with again.