Padilla as terrorist was pooh-poohed by some of the press, though he was convicted on other charges. Luckily he was questioned under the Bush administration:
More. Thomas Joscelyn, TWS: Obama Officials Wrong on Padilla. (You know, the guy who was arrested at O'Hare.) Al Qaeda terrorist Jose Padilla started talking only after he was designated an enemy combatant.
At least by the time all these Wikileaks docs came out the Obama/Holder "Justice" Dept. decided to keep Gitmo open and hold military tribunal terror trials there again--no thanks to Obama/Holder's lawyer buddies, many residing in the "Justice" Dept. now.
Another myth of the left debunked, though surely this wasn't Julian Assange' intent. TWS: Wikileaks: The Iraq Al Qaeda Connection Confirmed, Again