Jose Padilla, American citizen, was accused of a dirty bombing plot. This allegation was used to terrorize the American people. When the Bush regime eventually brought him into the criminal justice system to avoid an adverse ruling from the Supreme Court, this charge could not be proved, and was dropped for the charge of "providing - and conspiring to provide - material support to terrorists, and conspiring to murder individuals who are overseas."
This cynical strategy is described here:
Now that Padilla has been charged, he may never stand trial because his mind has been destroyed by sensory deprivation. Tortured until he can't be proven guilty. Which means that an innocent man, and a U.S. person to boot, has been imprisoned and tortured for no possible justifiable reason. (Remember that radical idea "innocent until proven guilty"?)
The forensic psychiatrist who examined him says that he “does not appreciate the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him, is unable to render assistance to counsel, and has impairments in reasoning as the result of a mental illness, i.e., post-traumatic stress disorder, complicated by the neuropsychiatric effects of prolonged isolation.” (2) Jose Padilla appears to have been lobotomised: not medically, but socially.
This is a high crime. Congress should impeach based on the Padilla case alone. Otherwise, Congress condones this barbarity.