Military Judge Bars Confession Obtained by Torture
A military judge, Army Col. Stephen Henley, has barred the use of a confession in the trial of Mohammad Jawad. Jawad, who was only a teen at the time of his arrest, was questioned by Afghan authorities. The confession, obtained by threats of death and physical intimidation (the Afghan officials threatened to kill him and his family), amounted to torture, according to Col. Henley.
It really pleases me to see rulings like this from military judges. Its always a scary prospect when you have a commander in chief who favors torture. You become afraid that any tactic will be green-lit.