FDL Movie Night: The Oath

By: Monday May 3, 2010 5:00 pm

Laura Poitras’ intense, powerful documentary The Oath takes us inside the minds of two ex-jihadists, Abu Jandal Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, and Salim Hamdan, a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay Prison and the first man to face the controversial military tribunals. Abu Jandal left bin Laden’s before the attacks on the USS Cole and was [...]

 

That Sweet Spot Between McCarthyism and Hypocrisy

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 5:36 pm

Chuck Grassley and Jeff Sessions have led the McCarthyite charge to slander those Justice Department attorneys who defended Guantanamo detainees. And yet, predictably, these shining specimens voted for the Military Commissions Act of 2006. You know what one of the provisions of the Military Commissions Act was? The right to defense counsel. Shocked, I know you are.

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