05 October 2006

Bombs Away!

Holy crap. Maybe they should declare him an enemy combatant and send him to Guantanamo. This way he'll be in Cuba like Castro wants, yet he'll be living way better than he ever will in a US prison.

What is the US government thinking here? This guy is an ex-CIA, ex-military American Hero. He has been tried twice for the plane bombing and acquitted twice. They had him in jail so they could try him a third time, so the CIA sprung him. He did his time for his other transgressions. It would be un-American to send Mr Posada to a third trial ...triple jeopardy.

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department filed objections on Thursday to a U.S. court's proposal to free an anti-Castro militant accused of bombing a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing 73 people.

The U.S. government had until Thursday to respond to Magistrate Norbert Garney's finding last month that Luis Posada Carriles, 79, a naturalized Venezuelan originally from Cuba, must be freed because the United States has not labeled him a terrorist and has not been able to find a friendly country to take him.

Posada, detained by U.S. immigration since 2005 for illegally crossing the border into Texas from Mexico, has become a political hot potato for the Bush Administration because Cuba and Venezuela have declared Posada a terrorist.

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