Tuesday, June 25, 2002

Why did Jose Padilla (aka Abdullah al-Mujahir) intentionally fill out a currency declaration form incorrectly, thus providing the U. S. government an excuse to arrest him, when he just as easily could have filled it out correctly with no negative repercussions? Did he know he was being followed and acted in a way to ensure he would be arrested? If so, why? Would it surprise you if six months from now we discover that the U. S. government decided to release him on the basis that they had him mixed up with someone else?