Sunday, January 9

More Bias From the AP

From the AP via Yahoo! News:
Most of the 550 prisoners from 42 countries no longer are considered of significant intelligence value, but many swept up in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan aren't expected to be freed anytime soon - some because of stalled legal proceedings, others because they allegedly still pose a threat to the United States or its allies.
The US didn't sweep up these individuals. They are combatants. They were captured in battle. These people aren't alleged threats either. They are terrorists. If we release them, they will go back and start planning how to kill Americans again. Some already have
Although all prisoners are accused of links to Afghanistan's ousted Taliban regime or the al-Qaida terrorist network, Osama bin Laden has remained at large since the Sept. 11 terror attacks killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States.
This is what is called a "false clause." Notice that the first half of the sentence has nothing whatever to do with the second half.
The four prisoners who have been charged are low-level suspects, including bin Laden's driver, an al-Qaida accountant, a propagandist and an Australian cowboy allegedly turned Taliban fighter.
You got to love this. This Australian is an "alleged" Taliban fighter, as if the US military plucked him of the streets of Sydney. This guy was in Afghanistan fighting for the Taliban. That makes him an accentual Taliban fighter, not an "alleged" one.
The military also has seen three of its four cases of alleged spying at Guantanamo Bay fall apart. In September, the military dropped an espionage charge against Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, who was accused of trying to deliver messages from detainees to an unidentified Syrian. Al Halabi pleaded guilty to four lesser charges, including taking an unauthorized picture of the camp.

Still pending is a federal case against civilian translator Ahmed Mehalba, accused of lying about having classified materials.
So there are four cases. Two of which they don't mention. Of the other two, we have one that is pending. So that one hasn't "fallen apart." And one where the guy pled out to a lesser charge. Hint to the AP: When you get a conviction, your case didn't "fall apart."