Hamdan Gets 5.5 Years (Plus Time Served)

Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald reports from beautiful, sunny Guantanamo Bay: In a stunning rebuke, a six-member U.S. military jury Thursday ignored a Pentagon prosecutor’s plea for a 30 years-plus term and ordered Osama bin Laden’s driver to 66 months in prison. With credit for time served...

Hamdan Guilty of ‘Material Support’, Acquitted of More Serious Conspiracy Charges

Hey, it only took seven years, but justice has finally been perverted served: Salim Hamdan was found guilty of providing material support for terrorism at a Guantanamo military commission today, but acquitted of the more serious charge of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks and murder American soldiers....

Homeland Insecurity in the US Dividing Refugee Families

Steve Lannen of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the unintended consequences of so-called ‘material support’ provisions contained within the Patriot Act: Losi Grodya works two jobs, has a driver’s license, is working on a community college degree and is readying to take her U.S. citizenship exam....