16 Aug From the Department of Unintended Irony
Omar Khadr’s trial began a couple of days ago at Guantanamo. Here is what the prosecutor said in his opening statement:
This trial is about holding an Al Qaeda terrorist accountable for his actions and vindicating the laws of war.
Two small problems with this. Throwing a grenade at U.S. soldiers is not an act of terrorism. And four out of the five charges against Khadr — murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, and material support for terrorism — are not, in fact, violations of the laws of war.
Other than that, the prosecutor was spot on.