Reykjavik, Iceland, April 28, 2008
Ms. Kristen L. Winemiller,
Attorney of Law
1420 World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
Dear Ms. Winemiller,
I am writing to you in connection with the case of Jeffrey Battle, a defendant you represented at the US District Court for the District of Oregon. I have read the Plea Agreement entered between the defendant, as represented by yourself, and the US government.
The reason I write to you is because I cannot make sense of this Plea Agreement.
1. In para. 4 B. it is stated that on September 11, 2001…persons affiliated with….Al Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes.” According to the FBI webpage  the identities of the hijackers are still in question and thus their membership in Al Qaeda is unproved.
I would therefore be thankful if you could explain to me on what evidence the allegation in para. 4B is based and whether you are legally entitled to advise your client to sign onto facts that have not been proved and which neither he nor you can confirm.
2.” In para. 4 C. a number of questionable statements are made, including
(a) that the declaration of national emergency and the ultimatum to the Taliban government had been a “response” to the events of 9/11, rather than the use of the events as a pretext;
(b) that the Taliban refused to comply with the demand of the United States to turn over Osama bin Laden, while they in fact agreed to hand over Osama bin Laden upon the presentation of evidence linking him to 9/11;
(c) that the United States and allied forces bombed Afghanistan “in an effort to root out bin Laden and Al Qaida elements” rather than to secure US strategic interests in the region;
Is it the duty of Defense Counsel to advise their client with regard to facially questionable statements in a Plea Agreement?
More generally, are parties to a Plea Agreement entitled to collude in arbitrarily determining facts and prevent a trial, in order to hide from the public the truth about a crime? If so, what is the responsibility of Defense Counsel when such collusion occurs, and who is empowered to examine whether such a collusion took place?
I would be most thankful if you could enlighten me about the aforementioned issues.
 On Septmber 27, 2001, the FBI released photographs and names of 19 individuals “believed? to be the hijackers of the four airliners that crashed on September 11, 2001. The website states: “It should be noted that attempts to confirm the true identities of these individuals are still under way.” See: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/092701hjpic.htm