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Former bin Laden cook reaches secret sentencing deal with U.S. government

• Washington Post
The case marked the first conviction at Guantanamo Bay under President Obama, whose administration had promised that reformed military commissions would offer greater due process and more transparency.

But the government and the defense, with the blessing of Judge Nancy J. Paul, an Air Force lieutenant colonel, have sealed the newly reached agreement, including the maximum sentence that Qosi can serve.

A spokesman for the military commission's prosecutors, Navy Capt. David Iglesias, refused to discuss the agreement or explain why it was kept secret, except to say the plea raises "security issues" and is to the benefit of both Qosi and the government.


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Comment by Lola Flores
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And what, preytell, is the sentence?  He'll have to spend the rest of his natural days flipping burgers at McDonald's or working the deep fryer at Burger King?  Now, that would be cruel and unusual punishment!

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