U.S. Indicts Padilla After 3 Years in Pentagon Custody

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    interesting shift in tactics. i'm glad he'll be getting his day in court, this gestapo crap has got to stop.
     
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    If he's being tried in a civil court, doesn't that beg the question of why they were holding him for three years? Is he not an "enemy combatant" any more?
     
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    it certainly does raise questions. as the article indicated, the prosecutors wanted to avoid having this in front of the supreme court, and that should tell us something.

    i heard some of this on NPR. whoever announced this refused to address questions about the enemy combatant thing.
     
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    Color me cynical, but I don't believe a word. Sounds like they HAD to make up something.
     
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    Law.com linked to an article on it ...

    He is finally being moved out of military hands into the federal crimal justice system.

    Sounds like the charges are still terrorism-based -- but alas, not the ones we were basically fed the past three years.
    At least he in in the DOJ hands now, and not the military.

    Edit: Too lazy to bother to read the actual indictment.

    http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/padilla/uspad111705ind.pdf
     
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    One has to wonder about his mental state after all this time in these conditions. Will he be in a position to mount a defense?
     
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