Jose Padilla Articles on Campaign for America’s Future by Brad Jacobson

Dandelion Salad

by Brad Jacobson

I recently co-wrote five articles on the Jose Padilla case with veteran Chicago investigative journalist Lew Koch, who covered the trial. The talented and prolific Rick Perlstein published this series on Campaign for America’s Future. The mistreatment of Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen, is unprecedented in our nation’s history. The series begins on the day of his sentencing, less than two weeks ago, and weaves its way back through a case eerily reminiscent of Kafka’s The Trial. These articles explore Padilla’s hellish journey at the hands of a Bush administration bent first on a big counter-terrorism victory and later on saving face, even if it meant the systematic destruction of a human being and the trashing of our Constitution:
Citizen Padilla (Part I: Judge Cooke’s Torturous Sentence)

Citizen Padilla (Part II: Manufacturing a Terrorist Mastermind)

Citizen Padilla (Part III: The Radioactive Patsy)

Citizen Padilla (Part IV: A Veil of Ignorance)

Citizen Padilla (Part V: Judge and Jury)

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