2004-05-25

Oregon Resident Cleared of Link to Spain Bomb

Brandon Mayfield, the 37-year-old lawyer accused of links with the Madrid bombing on the basis of a fingerprint, has been released from travel restrictions and has been given a formal apology by the FBI. Apparently the FBI's case against Mayfield rested on a poor-quality fingerprint, a wife who had made the mistake of being born in Egypt, and having represented Jeffrey Leon Battle - later identified as one of the "Portland Seven" - in a child custody case. Oh, and Mayfield was a Muslim. But the affidavit against him didn't mention that.

We can and must win the war on terrorism. Locking up innocent Americans helps no one but the terrorists. Mayfield is mad as hell - who wouldn't be? I'll post more on this later.