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Ali al-Marri and the Entropy of the War on Terror

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Henne

Entropy is one of the several laws ruling the universe. Disorder increases, and energy dissipates; certainty disappears under the inevitable pressure of time. So it is in the United States' "war on terror."

Al-Marri Case Dismissed By Supreme Court

People For the American Way Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Ali al-Marri, who has been in federal custody in South Carolina since January 2002 when Bush designat...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Breaking the Law: Bush Officials Feel the Heat

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wallechinsky

If you happen to be either a terrorist seeking martyrdom or a Bush official who authorized the torture of the accused and would prefer that testimony regarding the torture not surface in a trial.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.

Court Confirms President's Dictatorial Powers in Case of US "Enemy Combatant" Ali al-Marri

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Not content with endorsing the president's dictatorial right to imprison "enemy combatants", the judges ruled that the President did not even have to allege that an "enemy combatant" had ever raised arms against US forces.