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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
Two U.S. federal agents on Monday defended their interrogation of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of providing assistance to the Sept. 11 hijackers as a pretrial hearing resumed in the slowly unfolding war crimes proceedings for the five men charged in the attacks.
Gitmo is about to get a face-lift. The Pentagon is looking into a $150 million scheme to spruce up the 11-year-old U.S. detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the not-so-happy home of 166 veterans of Osama bin Laden's war against America.
That yawn you heard was Congress reacting to another veto threat from President Obama, who has followed through on such threats only twice in his first term, both on relatively inconsequential bills.
One of the world's most unusual commutes is coming to an end.
Since he began campaigning for re-election more than a year ago, President Obama has worried aloud that his supporters may have lost enthusiasm because of the slow pace of the changes he promised.
A military judge at Guantanamo has been forced to put in the USS Cole bombing case on hold because of a dispute over whether the accused has to be in court.
Eternal vigilance is the price of being a guard at this U.S. military detention center, where some of its 166 detainees from the war on terrorism believe they are "still in the fight."
President Obama said Thursday the deaths of four Americans at the hands of terrorists in Libya was "not optimal" and rejected accusations that his administration appeared confused about the cause of the attack.
The accused mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, appeared Wednesday in a camouflage vest and railed against the U.S. government at the military tribunal where he is being prosecuted.
Three of the five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks skipped their military tribunal hearing Tuesday after a judge ruled the men could not be forced to attend the session.
The U.S. military tribunal that is hearing pre-trial motions in the case of the accused 9/11 plotters is slated to address a contentious issue during Wednesday's proceedings — rat feces.
Five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks returned before a military tribunal Monday, forgoing the protest that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle.
A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA's secret network of overseas prisons.
The military judge presiding over the trial of an al Qaeda operative accused of masterminding the 2000 bomb attack on the USS Cole on Tuesday rejected a defense motion to recuse himself from the case.