it was a squash ball, not a hicksie
Military judge Colonel Ralph Kohlmann asked Hicks if he agreed that he had "never been illegally treated by any persons in the control or custody of the United States" during his detention in Afghanistan and subsequent transfer to the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.
Hicks replied, "yes."
Emphasis added, because a man shut up in a cell barely able to see his OWN lawyer for the last five years is the best person to determine whether the conduct of the US government is illegal. How this matter of fact can be determined by plea bargain is beyond me.