A Florida doctor was convicted Monday of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle American [forces].
Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, was convicted in federal court in Manhattan after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and Ali Soufan, an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting operation that led to four [terrorism] arrests.
That’s the sort of case that should help with the placement of various aspects of the GWOT — e.g., increased use of FISA warrants, Patriot Act, warrantless surveillance, etc. — into their rightful perspectives.
Unless, of course, you’re literally on drugs.