Jurors have found Jose Padilla guilty of supporting al-Qaeda and other Islamic extremist groups. He potentially faces life in prison.
The jury read the verdict to U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke in Miami's downtown federal courthouse after a day and a half of deliberation following a three-month trial.
The Bush administration arrested Padilla, Read More
A bipartisan group of prominent New York lawyers, former federal judges and former government officials has launched a fierce attack on the Bush administration’s conduct in the war on terror, charging that the detention of suspected terrorist Jose Padilla is unconstitutional.
The group, which includes a number of former high-ranking officials in Republican and Democratic Read More
The genius of Donald Rumsfeld and his deputies in the Defense Department is currently among the mainstream media’s favorite themes. According to the conventional viewpoint, their military strategy in Iraq was practically flawless, their political instincts are masterful, and their philosophical grounding is deep. (Some of them have even read Leo Strauss.) They’re just undeniably Read More
The authoritarian impulse of the White House Republicans is showing. In their ongoing campaign to discourage dissent and squelch investigation, they’ve employed not only distraction but also, increasingly, the manipulation of public fear. The crescendo of alerts from Washington-which have included solemn warnings to watch out for enemy scuba-divers in the Puget Sound-culminated in a Read More