Bush League Justice

Col. Peter Brownback (above) was a retired Army judge who agreed to come down to Guantanamo to hear terrorism cases. He was assigned to a case of Omar Khadr, a 21 year old Canadian.

During a proceeding on May 8, Judge Brownback expressed irritation that military prosecutors had failed to turn over records of Mr. Khadr’s incarceration to defense lawyers. He threatened to stop pretrial proceedings if the records were not supplied by May 22. They met that deadline.

At the time, Judge Brownback said he had been “badgered and beaten and bruised” by the chief military prosecutor in the case, Maj. Jeffrey D. Groharing, to move the case toward a trial quickly.

Yesterday Col. Brownback was summarily dismissed without explanation, from the case by Maj. Groharing.

At a time when the duplicity of the Bush Administration policy is so evident, this is how we teach the world about the American rule of law.

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0 Responses to Bush League Justice

  1. Ptrk says:

    You mean to tell me that the prosecutor has the ability to summarily dismiss the judge? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

    Disturbing, and disgusting.

  2. Mark Maglio says:

    oops… “The decision to replace the judge, Col. Peter E. Brownback III, came without explanation from the chief military judge, Col. Ralph H. Kohlmann.”

    He wasn’t dismissed by the pr0secution.

  3. Jon Taplin says:

    He was dismissed by his boss and Groharing’s boss. Same difference.

  4. Kenneth says:

    Not many comments, have you guys given up on your country?

  5. Rick Turner says:

    In some cases…like the suspension of habeas corpus…our country has given up on us.

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