Nuremberg Prosecutor: Guantanamo Trials Are Unfair

Gitmo-Nuremberg Via Reuters:

The U.S. war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo have betrayed the principles of fairness that made the Nazi war crimes trials at Nuremberg a judicial landmark, one of the U.S. Nuremberg prosecutors said on Monday."I think Robert Jackson, who's the architect of Nuremberg, would turn over in his grave if he knew what was going on at Guantanamo," Nuremberg prosecutor Henry King Jr. told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"It violates the Nuremberg principles, what they're doing, as well as the spirit of the Geneva Conventions of 1949."

"The concept of a fair trial is part of our tradition, our heritage," King said from Ohio, where he lives. "That's what made Nuremberg so immortal -- fairness, a presumption of innocence, adequate defense counsel, opportunities to see the documents that they're being tried with." Read more...

King is actually the second Nuremberg prosecutor to condemn Bush's treatment of detainees.

With each passing day, the Bush Administration becomes further isolated from our courts, Constitution, the American people and the world. What's so sad is that the GOP Presidential candidates appear determined to put party over country and do the exact same thing.


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