This issue will not be properly covered by the mainstream media. Instead, led by Fox News, they will attempt to divert attention from the real issues on interrogations by painting this story as one of defense attorney tactics used to get this "terrorist" off. This, despite overwhelming evidence that there is merit to Padilla's claims.
I love this great country as much as the next citizen, but recent events were inevitable, what with our decision-makers being so heavily influenced by big corporate interests. Even though the US has imposed its will on the entire world for many decades, it has not ever been to this degree - ever. I'm amazed (not really) at the hypocritical statements coming from Bush and Rice on how Iran is isolating itself from the world, when they don't even acknowledge the effects that their own policies are having on this great country.
Hopefully the Miami litigation will put Guantanamo on the front page where it needs to be. This case, as well as the upcoming military commissions, the habeas appeals to the Supreme Court (round 3 for the GTMO litigation), any other GTMO-related litigation, and the new bills on restoring habeas and Geneva, are all crying for proper coverage. If that happens, the citizens will be awakened to reclaim their country and set it back on the path of living by the principles this country was founded upon.
Feb 25 2007 - 8:06pm