Talk about getting your wrists slapped, Osama’s chauffeur gets only a 5.5 year sentence, and could be out in just six months. What are they putting in the eggs at the mess hall in Guantanamo?
MSNBC: GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – A U.S. military jury gave Osama bin Laden’s driver a surprisingly light sentence on Thursday, making him eligible for release in just five months despite the prosecutors’ request for at least a 30-year sentence to deter would-be terrorists.
Salim Hamdan’s sentence of 5 1/2 years, including five years and a month already served since being charged at Guantanamo Bay, fell far short of the 30 years to life prosecutors wanted. It now goes for mandatory review to a Pentagon official who can shorten the sentence but not extend it.
It remains unclear what will happen to Hamdan once his sentence is served, since the U.S. military has said it won’t release anyone who still represents a threat. The judge, Navy Capt. Keith Allred, said Hamdan, who is from Yemen, would likely be eligible for the same administrative review process as other Guantanamo prisoners.”
What a joke and a travesty of justice, the judges should hang their heads with shame. The lives of 3000 American civilians, as well as +4000 US soldiers are worth more than that! I hear the laughter echoing all the way from the caves in Pakistan. KGS
Via the Sheik.