Dec 13, 2006

Free Speech Has Its Costs ...

in today's Army and our country. One thing is certain - you just can't yell "weapons of mass destruction" in a crowded State of the Union address anymore...

Army Targets Truthout for
Subpoenas in Watada Case


In a case that cuts right to the heart of the First Amendment, a US Army prosecutor has indicated he intends to subpoena Truthout Executive Director Marc Ash, a Truthout reporter, and two of the nonprofit news organization's regular contributors, to authenticate news reports they produced and edited earlier this year that quoted an Army officer criticizing President Bush and the White House's rationale for the Iraq War.

Captain Dan Kuecker, the Fort Lewis, Washington-based Army prosecutor, has stated his intent to compel Ash, Truthout reporter Sari Gelzer, and contributors Dahr Jamail and Sarah Olson to testify at the court-martial of First Lieutenant Ehren Watada. Kuecker is actively seeking the journalists' testimony so he can prove that Watada engaged in conduct unbecoming an officer, directly related to disparaging statements the Army claims Watada made about the legality of the Iraq War during interviews with Truthout and his hometown newspaper, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, in June. <more>

AND don't be messing with my homeboy Jason!

8 Comments:

Anonymous sinking slowly but surely said...

From MSNBC:

Bush now at 28% approval rating!!

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordon Smith now on Hardball.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush is the MAAAAAAN !!!

5:08 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

PLEEEEEEZZZZZEEEE don't tell me Dr. Evil is back!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

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5:18 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

All I say is bring it on.. Jason and Marc Ash have a lot integrity in their reporting in Truthout.org..

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like unemployed Al Rogers crawled back on the blog.. His koolaid money ran out.. I heard Al is going to be called as an expert witness to testify for Scooter come January...

*lol*

5:25 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

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6:04 PM  

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