The decision was made long ago to give terrorists and brigands picked up in the wilds of Afghanistan and elsewhere the same rights as actual soldiers in a real army. Fine.
But did defense lawyers representing these jihadists go too far? It sure seems that way:
The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said. The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.
What next? Giving these prisoners the CIA agents' home address and phone number?
Oh well. It's not like these jihadists in Gitmo are returning to the battlefield after they're released.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist....More >>