Since the New York Times editorial page has apparently now decided that I have impeccable judgment on matters of law and national security, I have a bunch of other Lawfare posts for the editorial page staff there to read: my many posts on factual errors in the Times editorial page's Guantanamo coverage.
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I have no objection to closing Guantanamo. But the latest New York Times editorial on the subject is a face-palmingly bad argument that will convince nobody who has not already bathed in, let alone drank, the Kool-Aid.
What is the New York Times saying about Julian Assange?
I take issue with two recent critiques of the Guantanamo military commissions, both arising from a D.C. Circuit panel’s reversal, earlier this month, of the conviction by military commission of Ali al-Bahlul (an al Qaeda jihadist and detainee who had served in bin Laden’s inner circle) for conspiracy to commit war crimes. The first is a sneering New York Times editorial, published on June 18; the second consists of remarks made last week, on the Lawfare Podcast.