First responders and 9/11 survivors, with Jon Stewart's fierce support, had to repeatedly return to Congress to push the measure.
Ali Hamza Ahmad al Bahlul had been convicted of conspiracy to commit war crimes.
Congress is perpetuating lies and damaging U.S. foreign policy at a moment when that's really, really unhelpful.
Concerns about terrorism have risen over the past few years.
We must remember where we were those first few moments and ask where we want to go now -- as a people, as a society, as a country.
It's likely the president will veto it.
Donald Trump claimed last week that "thousands of people" in New Jersey celebrated as the World Trade Center towers came down.
Some degree of blame for the 9/11 attacks must be added to that list of catastrophic blunders known as the George W. Bush administration. That list already includes some degree of blame for the culminating disaster of his presidency, the 2008 global financial collapse.
In the GOP debate, Jeb Bush made the outrageous statement that his brother George W. Bush "Kept us safe." Here is a news flash for Jeb: Bush did not begin his term on September 12, 2001. The worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor occurred on his watch. And it occurred after he had ignored intelligence warnings before 9/11. It is outrageous that the Bush crowd would have the audacity to say they "kept us safe" after presiding over the 9/11 debacle and the inept, ineffective, ideologically driven response that followed. The best ways to keep America safe are never to forget just what George W. Bush did to America and to keep Jeb Bush and the entire Bush gang a "safe" distance away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the levers of political power.
In more recent years, the administration has been signaling the prison is here to stay, at least for the remainder of Obama's