Scott Horton Interviews Warren Richey
Warren Richey, crime reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the first Guantanamo military commission “trial” of Bin Laden’s driver Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the extremely low bar the government is trying to set as precedent by trying such a low level bin Laden associate first, Hamdan’s doom to stay detained as an enemy combatant for the rest of his life whether convicted or aquitted of war crimes, the possibility that the Boumedine case could be used as precedent for those “convicted” at Guantanamo to appeal to civilian federal courts, the ability of the federal courts to handle terrorism cases as they did in the 1990s and some remaining open questions.
MP3 here. (38:22)
Warren Richey is a crime reporter for the Christian Science Monitor.