Here is a link to the audio from today’s United States v. Graner oral argument. As TWIMJ noted below, this is the oral argument in an Abu Ghraib related case, see prior coverage here and here. Hereis a decent news summary of the issues from the San Jose Mercury News. Mr. Gittins began his argument as follows:
[I represent Pvt. Charles Graner], who I believe is a political prisoner of the failed United States Iraq policy and an unecessary war. Pvt. Graner remains confined today more than 2 years and 7 months after the last of his co-accused were released from military prison, a fact that I find personally a stain on the military justice system.
There is some internal CAAFlog debate on the effectiveness of such an argument to this bench. The argument proceeds without comment on the statement and Mr. Gittins quickly gets a question from Judge Baker about the government argument in the case that the enhanced interrogation memos at issue were publicly released.