Friday, March 30, 2007

On the “Confession” of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed


So the guy named Khalid Shaikh Mohammed,
spilled the beans in Guantanamo Bay.
Confessed to his 9/11 planning
and more terrorist plots gone astray.

The tribunal excluded his witnesses
and attorneys to help plead his case.
The indictment was thoroughly censored
and all traces of torture erased.

The media hyped his “bravado,”
aping the government’s line.
While the absence of any due process
seemed to strike everyone as just fine.

Yes, after years in secret detention
the “mastermind” ‘fessed to his sins.
But with all these contortions of justice,
can we really be sure of who wins?