June 8, 2006, - 4:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Timing is everything. So, it’s just a tad annoying that not almost simultaneous with today’s important return of the U.S.S. Cole to the Mid-East, Yemen releases one of the co-conspirators in the bombing of the ship.
It’s no coincidence, either, that this happened a day before the previously announced deployment of the Cole–its first return since the 2000 Al-Qaeda attack on the ship. The deployment is a cause for celebration. But this “auspicious” release of a conspirator in murder of innocent Americans is not.
Yesterday, a circus court in Yemen released Nawaf Mohammed Bouhij, who hid those accused of bombing the U.S.S. Cole. Bouhij and another man hiding suspects in Marib, Yemen and also participated in forming an armed gang to attack military personnel in charge of monitoring other U.S.S. Cole convicts. and he helped hinder the Yemeni “investigation” into the Cole attack. The same Yemeni court gave two other men involved in the Cole attacks only 5 and 10 years for the many men they murdered.
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