Pakistani Tortured, Her Attorney SaysShe's not pointing fingers at anyone yet, just asking questions:
..she believes that her client was imprisoned and tortured for several years before the incident and now could be mentally incompetent.Apparently there's not a scintilla of evidence to support that claim so she wants the US taxpayer to fund a psychiatrist to determine whether her client was incarcerated and tortured. If she gets a friendly outcome one can imagine the defense: claim insanity while putting George W. Bush on trial in the press as the true culprit, hoping to run the clock out on his presidency while garnering public support. It's probably the only way she can win.
It's well understood by lawyers that any client affiliated with top-tier terrorists can be a problem for the government due to the discovery process, which allows attorneys to see the evidence against them, often a risk to intelligence networks and operatives. That's probably why they didn't charge Siddiqui with terrorism crimes. Attorney General Mukasey expressed some thoughts on this conundrum during his confirmation hearings.