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2009-02-03 14:18:27

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio has hired Aaron Sorkin to write The Challenge, a military courtroom drama that George Clooney may star in and direct. Sorkin is best known for creating the TV dramas The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He has also penned the movies The American President, A Few Good Men and Charlie Wilson's War. Variety.com said Sorkin is writing The Challenge for Clooney's Smoke House production company. Clooney is producing the movie with his Smoke House partner...

2008-08-08 09:00:32

By Mike Melia Associated Press By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A U.S. military jury gave Osama bin Laden's driver a surprisingly light sentence Thursday, making him eligible for release in just five months despite the prosecutors' request for at least a 30-year sentence to deter would- be terrorists. Salim Hamdan's sentence of 5 1/2 years, including five years and a month already served at Guantanamo Bay, fell far short of the life sentence he could have...

2008-08-08 00:00:02

By The Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.The Pentagon- selected jury deliberated for about eight hours over three days before returning the verdict against Salim Hamdan, who held his head in his hands and wept when a Navy captain on the jury read the decision.The jury...

2008-08-07 21:00:02

By Mike Melia GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S. military court after a 10-day trial provides an indication of what to expect as dozens more Guantanamo prisoners go to court: shifting charges, secret testimony - and quick verdicts. Salim Hamdan held his head in his hands and wept Wednesday as the six-member military jury declared the Yemeni guilty of aiding terrorism, which could bring a maximum life sentence. But in a split decision,...

2008-08-07 15:00:04

From wire reports GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba A panel of six U.S. military officers convicted a former driver for Osama bin Laden of one war crime on Wednesday but acquitted him of the other, completing the first military commission trial here and the first conducted by the United States since the end of World War II. In a setback for the military prosecutors, the commission acquitted the former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, of a conspiracy charge, arguably the more serious of two charges he...

2008-08-07 09:00:03

By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S. military court after a 10-day trial provides an indication of what to expect as dozens more Guantanamo prisoners go to court: shifting charges, secret testimony -- and quick verdicts. Salim Hamdan held his head in his hands and wept Wednesday as the six-member military jury declared the Yemeni guilty of aiding terrorism, which could bring a maximum life sentence. But in a...

2008-08-06 21:00:02

WASHINGTON _ The government has been trying to prosecute and convict Salim Ahmed Hamdan for war crimes for five years. Wednesday, a Guantanamo Bay military jury found Hamdan guilty of supporting terrorism and he now faces life in prison. So, mission accomplished? Hardly. The conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver may have provided the Pentagon with a brief moment of certitude, something concrete it can point to as a success. But in reality, it's just another small step forward in...

2008-08-06 15:00:04

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 6--GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- In a mixed verdict, a U.S. military jury on Wednesday convicted Osama bin Laden's driver of providing material support for terror but found him not guilty of a more serious charge of conspiring with al Qaeda in a string of worldwide terror attacks. Salim Hamdan, 37, stood and listened with head bowed to anArabic translation as he became the first man convicted at trial in the first U.S....

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2008-08-06 12:15:00

A U.S. military jury Wednesday convicted Osama bin Laden's driver of war crimes - making him the first war-on-terror captive convicted by contested tribunal at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The jury announced the verdict against Salim Hamdan at 10:16 a.m. It cleared him of the more serious crime of conspiracy but convicted him of multiple counts of providing material support for terror. Conviction can carry a maximum life imprisonment. The six U.S. officers who convicted him...

2008-08-05 18:00:12

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba _ A military jury deliberated a second day without a verdict Tuesday in the case of Osama bin Laden's driver, Salim Hamdan, accused of 10 counts of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. The jury of six officers got the case Monday after extensive closing arguments. They deliberated a total of six and half hours across both days before retiring for the night at this remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Hamdan, 37, was captured in...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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