After the horrors of September 11, President Bush said he would not only attack terrorists but issue orders to shut down their financing. A key front in this war was the Holy Land Foundation, a charity that raised millions of dollars for needy Arabs. The administration claimed that the Texas-based organization was helping Hamas, a terrorist organization, and filed criminal charges against HLF leaders. This week the prosecution of the foundation collapsed and a jury issued no guilty verdicts. The failure has raised serious questions about the use of executive power. Has the White House bungled the war on terror?
Holy Land Foundation Escapes Conviction on Financing Terrorism
David D. Cole - American Civil Liberties Union / Georgetown University - @DavidColeACLU, Matthew Orwig - former US Attorney for Eastern District of Texas, Nihad Awad - Council on American-Islamic Relations - @NihadAwad, Brian Jenkins - RAND Corporation - @BrianMJenkins