Friday, December 05, 2003

Muslim chaplain and Army Captain James Yee is free and out of Guantanamo, but the he Feds are charging him with adultery and possession of pornography--just to mess with his family and prevent him from becoming a cause celebre.

From the article (buried far from the front page): "Captain Yee's supporters say the government has charged him with adultery and keeping pornography — a fairly unusual move by the military justice system — to save face and trump up what has always been a weak case.

"He was defamed and smeared and accused of being a spy," said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington advocacy group whose Seattle chapter was in close contact with Captain Yee's relatives during his detainment. "Then all of sudden, they're not even sorry. They're saying, `You can go now, and for good measure we'll throw in a few charges to further damage your reputation.' It's a very suspicious scenario that developed."

Military officials would not comment on the accusations by Captain Yee's supporters, saying the proceeding starting at Fort Benning on Monday, to determine whether Captain Yee should face a court martial or whether the charges should be dropped, would answer any questions. "

My money is that the charges get dropped. Quietly. With no comment.

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