Deemed An "illegal Enemy Combatant"
On December 21, 2007 Judge Allred heard arguments, and ruled that Hamdan was an "illegal enemy combatant", who could thus be tried by a military commission. Lieutenant Brian Mizer, one of Hamdan's lawyers, said his team had introduced evidence:
"...to suggest that, if the weapons at issue were in the car he was driving at the time he was apprehended, Mr. Hamdan was doing nothing more than transporting conventional weapons of war in the direction of a conventional battleground in support of a known enemy combatant engaged in an international armed conflict."
Read more about this topic: Salim Hamdan
Famous quotes containing the words enemy, deemed and/or illegal:
“He began therefore to invest the fortress of my heart by a circumvallation of distant bows and respectful looks; he then entrenched his forces in the deep caution of never uttering an unguarded word or syllable. His designs being yet covered, he played off from several quarters a large battery of compliments. But here he found a repulse from the enemy by an absolute rejection of such fulsome praise, and this forced him back again close into his former trenches.”
—Sarah Fielding (17101768)
“For truly it is to be noted, that childrens plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“Consider the vice president, George Bush, a man so bedeviled by bladder problems that he managed, for the last eight years, to be in the mens room whenever an important illegal decision was made.”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)