07 August 2008

...With Credit for Time Served

After all of this nonsense, sixty-six months for Hamdan after he was convicted of the lesser offense of providing support to a foreign power, rather than the active participation in terrorist acts and conspiracies with which he was also charged. I do not think it is a coincidence that the military court (equivalent to jury — in military justice parlance, the "court" is the trier of fact, whether a judge or a jury) chose a sentence that — if followed — would result in Hamdan's release just before George III leaves office.

I find it incredibly sad that it took this long to reach a predictable sentence.