David Hicks Given Sentence of 9 Months

Through Fox News, from the AP

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba  —  An Australian who pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism was sentenced Friday to nine months in prison in his home country after becoming the first detainee convicted by military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.

A panel of military officers recommended a sentence of seven years after deliberating for two hours, but a plea agreement that had been kept secret from the panel capped Hicks' sentence at nine months.

David Hicks, a 31-year-old kangaroo skinner who aided Al Qaeda during the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, appeared relieved as the judge, Marine Corps Col. Ralph Kohlmann, disclosed the agreement after panel members left the courtroom.

That's the way the cookie crumbles. He will get to spend that time in an Aussie jail, and you know he will be watched like a hawk once he gets out.

But, take a gander at this

Hicks expressed regret for his actions in a statement read by his lawyer, Marine Corps Maj. Michael Mori, who described his client as an immature adventurer who had tried to enlist in the Australian army but was rejected for lack of education.

So, instead, he joins Al Qaeda? Please.

Under his plea deal, Hicks stipulated that he has "never been illegally treated by a person or persons while in the custody of the U.S. government," Kohlmann said. In the statement read by Mori, Hicks thanked U.S. service members for their professionalism during his imprisonment.

Furthermore, the judge said, the agreement bars Hicks from suing the U.S. government for alleged abuse, forfeits any right to appeal his conviction and imposes a gag order that prevents him speaking with news media for a year from his sentencing date.

Sorry, not doing another dumpster dive to see how the Left side of the internet feels about his one. Let's just take it as read.

Previously here and here.

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3 Responses to “David Hicks Given Sentence of 9 Months”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Jesus we do need a new President

  2. Mullah Cimoc says:

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  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

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