Third Branch

I got a kick out of this story:

Judge Rejects Padilla Torture Arguments

A federal judge refused to dismiss terrorism charges against suspected al-Qaida operative and former ‘dirty bomb’ suspect Jose Padilla over claims he was tortured in U.S. military custody…

Cry me a river.

[Padilla] claims he was forced to stand in painful stress positions, given LSD or some other drug as a ‘truth serum,’ subjected to loud noises and noxious odors, and forced to endure sleep deprivation, extreme heat and cold and harsh lights.

Yeah, so, exactly what is Padilla’s beef?

[Judge Marcia] Cooke had ruled earlier that Padilla was competent to stand trial despite conclusions from defense mental health experts that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his years in military custody.

Oh, well, c’est la vie.

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