Keith Ellison, only muslim representative in Congress (recently elected by Minnesota's fifth congressional district), is challenging the guantanamo prison policy. http://www.startribune.com/10223/story/1523374.html So, Ellison points out that one of the detainees is a journalist, and that he cannot have been detained as a prisoner of war. And therefore obviously is held without charge under no recognisable legal authority. How much of a political trick is this? How easy would it be to smear Ellison for taking up an issue like this? Is this a hint of a confrontation between the judiciary committee (where Ellison has a seat) and the White House on the prisoner problem?