Judge Thwarts POTUS on Gitmo

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:52 am February 1, 2009

President Barack Obama suffered a setback in his effort to close Guantánamo yesterday after a military judge refused his request to delay the military commission for a detainee accused of planning the 2000 attack on the USS Cole. Judge James Pohl refused to delay the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the navy destroyer at the Yemeni port of Aden that killed 17 sailors.

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