2008 James Yee Is a 9th CD Obama Delegate
posted by May 20 at 14:10 PMon
Further south on Saturday, Washington’s 9th congressional district selected James Yee (the former GITMO chaplain who was accused of spying for terrorists and later cleared) to be an Obama delegate to the national convention. According to the Olympian,
Yee now lives with his wife and daughter in Olympia, south of Fort Lewis, where he was assigned before and after his ordeal.
The experience left him as “living proof that civil liberties have been eroded since 9/11,” Yee told The Olympian newspaper on Monday.
He said that during the gathering Saturday, “I came out and basically reiterated that Sen. Obama is really the only candidate that consistently campaigns on rejecting torture without exception, on closing Guantanamo Bay, restoring habeas (corpus) and adhering to the Geneva Conventions.”
Via Avi Zenilman at Ben Smith’s blog.