America: If you are accused of a crime, you have no right to a trial
It is interesting to notice the non-sense the American government uses.
Despite a constitutional right for all people to be afforded the right to a trial, the government is denying someone the right to an appeal.
The Americans know their justice system is a sham. They are afraid that someone they have accused of a crime, but is innocent, will be let free.
This is no different than Saddam.
Yes, that's what the Department of Justice is saying:
U.S. citizen Jose Padilla's legal challenge to his three-year stay in a military jail without charges should be dismissed because he now stands accused of a crimeRef
This is another way of saying, "If we charge you with a crime using false evidence, then you lose the right to appeal."
The reason they are doing this to Padilla is that they do not want the world to find out: Padilla was detained on the basis of information from torture -- and the information was untrue.
There used to be a time in America when, if you were convicted of something, you could appeal.
Today, the American government wants to deny this right.
What is America fighting for in Iraq? The right to accuse people of crimes, and not give them a chance to have a court review the decision.
Actually, what is going on:
The American government is fearful. They do not believe their charges will survive a review.
The only option they have is to deny people the right to appear before the court.
The Americans cannot provide justice -- so they must deny justice.