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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Guantanamo Chaplin Resigns from the Army

Last year for the September 11th anniversary we were treated to the arrest of possible terrorist spies working for the Army at Guantanamo. The pro-war faction in the country was ready to believe we were infiltrated and that we should string these guys up, or torture them for information. In the end the was no, nada, zilch, terrorist connection.

Muslim Chaplain Once Accused Of Spying Resigns From US Army
A Muslim chaplain once accused of espionage says he is resigning from the U.S. Army.

Captain James Yee says in a statement that the Army's handling of his case has "irreparably" harmed his reputation and destroyed his prospects for an Army career.

Captain Yee was detained for 76 days last year while Army prosecutors tried to link him to an alleged spy-ring at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The chaplain was charged with mishandling classified documents after returning from the camp, where he ministered to Muslim detainees.

The Army eventually dropped the criminal charges and convicted him on lesser administrative charges, which were later overturned.

Mr. Yee says he has waited for months for an apology -- in vain.

U.S. military officials have not commented on the resignation.

I wonder if Yee will be able to write a book or if he still has a gag order against him.

(via dangerousmeta)