Saturday, March 20, 2004


All charges against Capt. James J. Yee are bring dropped, The New York Times says today, in a case that “had become a lingering embarrassment for the Pentagon.”

Yee, who was the Muslim chaplain for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was arrested Sept. 10. The military’s case of espionage has fallen apart, and there seems little interest in pursuing Yee for pornography found on his laptop and the extramarital affair discovered by investigators. So the military will have done its best to wreck a man for no particular reason.

In the meantime, the Times notes, the prisoners in Cuba have been without a chaplain for more than six months. Again, for no particular reason.

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