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Gitmo Case Files Missing

President Obama's plans to expeditiously determine the fates of about 245 terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and quickly close the military prison there were set back last week when incoming legal and national security officials -- barred until the inauguration from examining classified material on the detainees -- discovered that there were no comprehensive case files on many of them.

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Evidence gathered for military commission trials is in disarray, according to some former officials, who said military lawyers lacked the trial experience to prosecute complex international terrorism cases.

In a court filing this month, Darrel Vandeveld, a former military prosecutor at Guantanamo who asked to be relieved of his duties, said evidence was "strewn throughout the prosecution offices in desk drawers, bookcases packed with vaguely-labeled plastic containers, or even simply piled on the tops of desks."


Bush Administration incompetence knows no limit, it would seem.

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fanw
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
Grrrr. Is it shaking fist time? Cause I wanna shake my fist!
mindstalk
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
Shake it, sister!
So why are you up and sleepy? I had a campus text massage penetrate my "alarm only" cell phone.
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