June 29, 2005, - 2:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The press is making a big deal out of the “acquittal” of Nasser Al-Mutairi, an ex-Guantanamo detainee and accused terrorist. Of course, the press would make a big deal out of it. But, the most important detail is that the acquittal was IN KUWAIT!
While Kuwait was once a strong ally (remember we saved the country from Saddamist extinction during the first Gulf War) and we still have some troops and bases there, Kuwaitis in government and the courts have become very extreme, and fundamentalist Islam has taken over–to the point where Kuwait’s ambassador during the Gulf War no longer lives there and is embarrassed by anti-American sentiment and Islamist behavior, there. Islamo-fascist Kuwaitis murdered a U.S. Marine and a civilian contractor. (Nice thanks for saving their country from Saddam-imposed oblivion.) For most accused terrorists, Kuwait has either dropped charges completely, acquitted completely, or given such lax, soft sentences, that the Kuwaiti “justice” system is a joke when it comes to terror–and much else.
So, it is NO SURPRISE that this terrorist, once held at Guantanamo, has been “acquitted” of involvement in terror. Al-Mutairi was one of twelve Kuwaitis awaiting trial for terrorism. (Maybe we should return them to Gitmo for real justice, since it won’t happen in Kuwait.) Al-Mutairi claims he was in Afghanistan doing “charity work.” Right. His lawyer thanked the Kuwaiti judiciary for not being influenced by the “political” side of the case. You know what that means: Al Qaeda is bad in America’s eyes, but it is a legitimate political “resistance” group in the view of many Kuwaitis.
“The lawyer always told me I am innocent,” said Mutairi. In other words, he himself didn’t know he was innocent. But his lawyer told him so. Guilty as charged.
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