Shaker Aamer is not being held at Guantánamo Bay for anything he has done; he is a pawn in the power games of others.
The positions advocated in a recent essay in Foreign Affairs reflect how weak, incomplete and outdated US intelligence oversight is.
Joe Burns is a union negotiator and attorney. He is the author of Reviving the Strike, which was reviewed on Talking Union by Carl Finamore. Burn's website is here.