Le Pentagone s’excuse (vaguement) d’avoir assimilé Al-Qaida et... les Améridiens des guerres séminoles (XIXe siècle). Bon sang, le niveau de ces gens...
Pentagon lawyer regrets Seminole-al Qaeda analogy - Guantánamo - MiamiHerald.com
Tribe lawyer Jim Shore wrote Secretary of Defense Robert Gates March 25 asking the government to withdraw the offensive portion of the 37-page military commissions brief that included this:
“Not only was the Seminole belligerency unlawful, but, much like modern-day al Qaeda, the very way in which the Seminoles waged war against U.S. targets itself violate the customs and usages of war.”
A Pentagon appellate lawyer, Navy Capt. Edward S. White, included the line in his defense of the conviction of Yemeni Ali Hamza al Bahlul, now serving life at Guantánamo, because military commission lawyers are relying on the precedent of an 1818 tribunal that ended in the conviction and executions of two English merchants in Spanish Florida.