According to Reuters, accused war criminal Salim Hamdan was convicted today on five counts of providing material support for terrorism, but acquitted on two counts of conspiring with al Qaeda to attack civilians, destroy property, and commit murder in violation of the laws of war.
Hamdan’s conviction was based on personal services he provided as bin Laden’s driver and bodyguard. The acquittal on the conspiracy charges would appear to moot the instructional issues discussed yesterday in this post.
Sentencing proceedings are scheduled to begin today. Hamdan faces the possibility of confinement for life.