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What Zero Dark Thirty gets wrong about Guantánamo lawyers

"In the continuing controversy over the treatment of torture in Zero Dark Thirty, a crucial scene has been overlooked – one that makes the film’s point of view clear, even if it’s less attention-grabbing than images of waterboarding. The scene comes late in the movie, after the CIA has surmised that Osama bin Laden is possibly hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan. One government official wonders aloud whether a Guantánamo detainee might be able to confirm that location, to which a CIA operative replies, “Who the hell am I supposed to ask, some guy in Gitmo who’s all lawyered up?” He explains that any lawyer will simply tip off al-Qaeda.

Defense lawyers are used to being portrayed in the media as morally questionable hired guns, while their police and prosecutorial counterparts play committed heroes who avenge victims and put the bad guys away. Even in the left-leaning HBO series The Wire, which broke the mold of the police procedural, the main defense attorney unscrupulously helps gangsters hide criminal activity, while the head prosecutor is accurately described on Wikipedia as one of the show’s “most morally upright figures.”

Lawyers Discussion: "Why charges never laid on OBL for 9/11?"

On April 29, 2012, Barry Shainbaum hosted two lawyers that discussed why charges were never laid on Osama bin Laden. Leo Adler, a criminal lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, provided reasons as to why Osama is considered a suspect whereas William Veale, a criminal lawyer in Berkeley, California, explains that there is much more to the story.

Click on the following link and listen to the April 29, 2012 audio:
http://www.barryshainbaum.com/radio.html

Barry Shainbaum is a recognized radio host who examines different perspectives with an emphasis on critical thinking. Thank you Mr. Shainbaum.

Lawyers for 9/11 Truth

An impressive, if small, group of lawyers has signed a petition calling for 9/11 truth at a new website called Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, at http://www.L911T.com.

If you know any judges, law professors or attorneys open to 9/11 truth, send them that way.

Here's what their home page says:


Why Lawyers for 9/11 Truth?

Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.