Review of The Challenge: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

Salim Hamdan was Osama Bin laden’s personal driver. That was the extent of his involvement in terrorist activities. Yet the government’s position was that he was one of the “worst of the worst” as Dick Cheney was so often quoted as saying when describing the prisoners at Guantanamo. The reality is that Salim was just a family man trying to scratch out a living. He was no more a terrorist than Osama Bin Laden’s food taster. Fortunately for Salim, though, he was assigned two lawyers who actually went to bat for him all the way to the Supreme Court.