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Friday, July 18, 2003

US halts Britons' terror hearings -- BBC.
Two British nationals were among the six "detainees" at Guantanamo Bay that the Bushies had said they were going to bring before military tribunals, possibly leading to the death penalty. Now, at Tony Blair's request, they are backing off, at least a little.

Does this stink of a setup or what? These "detainees" have been held at Gitmo for over a year, with very little changing in their circumstances except for getting older. All of a sudden, a couple of weeks ago, the Bushies announce that six detainees, including two Brits and an Aussie, would be the first to be tried. I'm pretty sure they knew at the time that Bush's poodle was coming to visit, and they decided this would be a way to toss him a bone without really giving up anything.