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The New York Times's latest editorial on Guantanamo is so packed full of confused thinking and weird non-sequiturs that I want to go through its claims and logic (such as it is) line by line.
Published on Monday under the headline, "The Broken Promise of Closing Guantanamo," the editorial begins with the anodyne observation that closing Guantanamo was not a source of controversy between the major party candidates eight years ago:
There's a headline I never expected to write. Among my many criticisms of the New York Times editorial page, after all, I would never until today have accused it of being soft on sexual violence.
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.