Yee Plea

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The Washington Times reports that military prosecutors are close to a deal with Capt. James Yee, the former Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay who was branded a traitor and threatened with the death penalty. Having already retracted its espionage allegation, the Army is now ready to drop a charge of mishandling classified documents. (During a hearing in December, it came out that the documents might not have been classified after all.) Under the deal, Yee, who was confined for 76 days based on the espionage charges, would receive administrative punishment for adultery and keeping pornography on his computer, offenses that were discovered by investigators trying to substantiate the espionage accusation. He also reportedly has agreed to "up to 30 days of counterintelligence interrogations and a polygraph test," after which he would receive an honorable discharge. How about an apology?

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  1. How about an apology?

    From the Bushies? To a “ferner” suspected of terrorism in an election year? Are you serious? While I’m delighted to mercilessly pound the Rethuglican Pentagon for this, I must admit I don’t recall that Wen Ho Lee ever received an apology either.

  2. After all that, the only thing they have on Yee is pornography??? Considering the “moral” values of this administration, it wouldn’t suprise me if the allegded porno was a Hooters screen saver!

  3. I guess Yee, has been Wen Ho Lee’d by the gubmint! At leasted he wasn’t Waco’d!

  4. Since Yee is a military person, I suppose the prosecution can use evidence found not related to the original charge, and make the porno beef stick. Yee will not get an apology but also will not have to sue the government for a return of assets seized in the name of now-dropped charges.

  5. This whole thing never made sense to me. Who was he alleged to be spying for? What vital info did he provide them with, drawings of the bathrooms at Gitmo or something?

    At least he wasn’t declared an enemy combatant. We’d never know what happened to him under those circumstances.

  6. This whole thing never made sense to me. Who was he alleged to be spying for? What vital info did he provide them with, drawings of the bathrooms at Gitmo or something?

    At least he wasn’t declared an enemy combatant. We’d never know what happened to him under those circumstances.

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