Monday, March 13, 2006

blunder

That's what the LA Times calls it: "Blunder by Prosecutor May Save Moussaoui's Life" (CNN article here)

A government lawyer knowingly violated the judge's order by emailing trial transcripts and coaching witnesses. This wasn't a mistake; it was malicious and unethical.

It's no wonder the Bush administration wants trials of terrorists clothed in secrecy, prisoners detained without having charges officially filed against them, and scores of documents reclassified as confidential. Funny that this is the same President who touts an era of "accountability" (see No Child Left Behind).

7 Comments:

Blogger mal said...

some how in this battle with terrorists we must not lose sight of what we are or the terrorists will have made us into the very people they claim we are. No one said staying with our principles would be easy or safe.

2:39 AM  
Blogger mal said...

BTW....have you made any land scape decisions yet?

2:39 AM  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

This is what happens when you choose people by their ideologies rather than their abilities.

The same thing is happening in the medical/scientific field. A promising vaccine against one of the most common causes of cervical cancer is being withheld because he believes that it will promote promiscuity.

Hate is a strong word, but I hate this president, and all who do his bidding.

Yeharr

6:35 AM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

I'm sorry to say that I am not surprised by this. The guy pled guilty to taking part in an al Qaeda conspiracy to hijack planes and fly them into buildings. Of course the gov't would screw up such an easy case! Morons.

10:49 AM  
Blogger James said...

These people have no conception of ethics, morality, honor, decency, accountability or concern for the welfare of others. Now it's blowing up in all our faces and will continue to do so. The sad thing is I'm not surprised. Not one bit.

Btw, accountability means that we are accountable to King George.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

i'm with BP
he said it better than me

6:50 PM  
Blogger Gothamimage said...

The Gov. may have erred looking for the death penalty in the first place - this is what seems to have been the motive for their errors - It seemed at the time that they wanted some vengence, but since then much vengence has been meted out elsewhere - It seems more wise to have anyone connected to that horrible plot to stay around so they may be able to give information sometime in the future. If he was part of the scheme, then he is a witness. Maybe he has nothing to say now, but 10 or 20 years from now, things change. He may change. If he is jailed, then that will be helpfull to the families of those who perished. Maybe that does not sound tough enough, but it seems wise. Maybe not.

9:36 PM  

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