Who is Hamdan? The case of Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld
In November of 2001, President George Bush, as part of his war on terror, issued an executive order which authorized the trial of those persons considered "enemy combatants" but would not allow them to "invoke rights under any other body of law, U.S. or international" and that "justice was to be dispensed swiftly, close to where our forces may be fighting, without years of pretrial proceedings or post-trial appeals." The commission was first put to use in 2004 when Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured and sold to the United States. He was sent directly to the Guatanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
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