Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Hammer Drops...

We read in the Los Angeles Times about the sentence handed down to Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden’s former chauffeur.

In America’s first war crimes trial since World War II, Hamdan got 5½ of the 30 years requested by prosecutors. Too heavy? Too lite? Let the pundits chime in!

Propublica questions how being a driver constitutes a war crime. Well, we won’t be shedding many tears for Mr. Hamdan. After all, his sentence is much lighter than what kids in the hood get for selling crack.

If you check out the item on NPR, a Gulf War veteran with no criminal history gets 15 years for 50 grams of crack. Not that the kids selling crack should get a job driving Osama to the Piggly Wiggly...

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