Friday, August 17, 2007


What a sad sad day for Jose Padilla and and even sadder day for human rights.

Watch/listen Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interview Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Angela Hegarty, Hegarty spent 22 hours interviewing Padilla last year to determine the state of his mental health. Link

Viewing this interview should be made mandatory for every American.
This is your America.

h/t Majikthise

I also doubt that many foreigners who are aware of the trial view it as anything but a show trial. Americans may wish to deceive themselves that this had something to do with justice; but I'll lay long odds those who have less stake in the lies Americans need to tell themselves to continue to pretend that their system is "good", or "just", or even "still Constitutional" see it as anything but a parody of justice. Ian Welsh Huffpo

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