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April 15, 2004 9:20 AM   Subscribe

"Which office do I go to to get my reputation back?" The US army has quashed convictions against a Muslim chaplain initially accused of spying at the US detention camp in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. It means Captain James Yee - who spent 76 days in custody when the spying allegations were first made - now has a clean military record.
posted by turbanhead (9 comments total)

 
His character assassination exposes a really ugly case of the get even, get really even mentality. There's been so much of that at late.
posted by y2karl at 9:56 AM on April 15, 2004


Using govt property to store porn : check
Bringing classified at home : check
Charged of adultery: chec....what the fuck ?

Ok one shouldn't use govt puters to store his/her porn , makes sense because it's a misuse of taxpayer money ; indeed a minor one, nonetheless one.

Classified at home: if true, it's grounds for dismissal and some jail time. I wonder what did he bring home.

Adultery: I didn't know it was a crime under US military justice and I don't know why. Anybody knows why ?

Btw, the combination of pron and adultery is curious ; as y2karl says it smells of character "assassination" , cause the mere fact that he took classified at home is more then enough to dishonour any military.
posted by elpapacito at 10:07 AM on April 15, 2004


epapacito: I don't know if 'members' (heh!) of my 'unit' (ha!) were particularly randy, but there were serval prosecutions for adultery during my brief time in service.
posted by Fezboy! at 10:21 AM on April 15, 2004


See also this article.

re: the classified material,

"Inside Yee's backpack the inspector found a typed list of prisoners' names and two little notebooks in which Yee had written. After Yee's attorneys complained that the government still had not formally reviewed the material to determine whether it was in fact classified, the hearing was postponed, and it has been delayed repeatedly since then."
posted by Mark Doner at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2004


Adultery: I didn't know it was a crime under US military justice and I don't know why. Anybody knows why ?

It's part of the Uniform Code of Military Conduct- you're not supposed to cheat on your wife, not supposed to sleep with members of the same sex, not supposed to sleep around if you're not married, etc..
posted by headspace at 11:01 AM on April 15, 2004


Not supposed to sleep around if you're not married?
But when else are you supposed to sleep around, if not then???
posted by Blue Stone at 11:13 AM on April 15, 2004


Actually, they were supposed to arrest Capt. James Tee, but a fly landed in the typewriter.
posted by Ty Webb at 11:25 AM on April 15, 2004


not supposed to sleep around if you're not married, etc..


Never saw that one in the UCMJ. Better tell my shipmates.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 12:41 PM on April 15, 2004


Isn't porn being used to torment some of the POWs down there? Maybe the presence of it on his computer was patriotic. Heck, I think I will do some patriotic downloading right now myself. God Bless America and Mary Carey.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:41 PM on April 15, 2004


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