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Shame, Shame, Shame: Criminally Accused without Criminal Justice Rights, Obama Style

Shame on Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame for allegedly providing stuff to the militant organizations Shahab and Al Qaeda. If it’s true, that wasn’t a very nice thing to do. The charges have not been proven.

Shame on the United States Government for holding Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame on one of its warships in international waters for two months in military detention and interrogating him without the rights of someone accused of a crime — and only then, after getting what it wanted, sending him to the United States for criminal trial.

Shame on Rep. Howard McKeon, and not only for insisting that everyone call him “Buck.” A much bigger shame for Rep. McKeon is the form of his far-right criticism of the United States Government — not for holding someone in international detention without the rights guaranteed to criminal suspects and interrogating him outside the rules before charging him with a crime, but for eventually charging him with a crime. McKeon preferred that the U.S. Government keep a person in a brig without charges forever.

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