DAILY DOS: Colbert vs. Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld

NEW YORK TIMES: Last week was hardly the first time that we have found ourselves scratching our heads in anguished confusion about what, exactly, President Bush is trying to achieve by trashing the Constitution at Guantánamo Bay. But the sentencing of Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, to five and a half years in prison is a good moment to stop and reflect. Mr. Hamdan is hardly a high value target. The comedian Stephen Colbert captured the absurdity of the proceedings perfectly on Thursday night when he called the trial “the most historic session of traffic court ever.” It will not be long, Mr. Colbert added, “before we track down Ayman al-Zawahiri’s dermatologist.” Mr. Colbert’s dark humor was a fitting coda to a case that illuminated so much of what is wrong with Guantánamo and the administration’s war on terrorism. MORE

The latest Daily Show with Jon Stewart after the jump. Enjoy.

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