The film is a seven-pronged attempt to making US torture and detention policies once again palatable.
The dramatic opening of the 9/11 trial shined a light on all the ways in which a commission is not a federal court.
Congressman Peter King's hearings on Muslim radicalization are only the latest sign that, if the ascending right in Washington (and elsewhere) has its way, the age of tolerance in America is over.
How the "War on Terror" is threatening the presumption of innocence.
By the time the first prisoners were taken in Iraq, a green light to
abuse had been issued in writing. Now torture is cloaked in a veil of
secrecy, with obscured statistics, dismissal of human rights reports
and outright denial. Torture has proved to be a window into the Bush
Administration's pursuit of the war on terror.