Monday, April 26, 2010

Oh, this is a wonderful thing to read on Monday morning

Meantime, the administration says it's going to refuse the requests of Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, leftist of Connecticut, for more information on the Fort Hood massacre.

"Disclosure of some of the material you have requested could compromise the pending prosecution," administration lawyers wrote to the two senators earier this month.

"The administration said it does not want to generate pretrial publicity that could taint a jury pool or make witnesses reluctant to cooperate, and wants to avoid a barrage of defense lawyer requests that could force the government to reveal information it wants to save for a criminal trial," The AP reported, again on April 15.

Um ... jury pool? Criminal trial? An army officer shoots down and kills a dozen of his own men during time of war, and the administration is worried about "jury pools" and "criminal trials"? And here I thought verdicts in courts martial were handed down by a small group of superior officers. Massacring your own men is no longer a court martial offense?

Are they going to try this one on The People's Court, or before Judge Judy?

Found at Theo's

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