It was torture and way worse than admitted
Apr12

It was torture and way worse than admitted

But we knew that. We’re back to square one: many Americans knew their government was lying and we were right. The question is: will confirmation that we acted brutally and lawlessly affect the system in any way? Probably not. We torture; we will continue to torture. We are beyond the law and that’s where we want to stay. The classified study, prepared by the Senate select committee on intelligence, concluded that the CIA’s...

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The United States Of Cowardice: Still No Accountability For Torture Regime Perps
Apr10

The United States Of Cowardice: Still No Accountability For Torture Regime Perps

WE DO NOT TORTURE TERROR SUSPECTS ~ George Bush (November 7, 2005) Since 2007, I have written over 30 in-depth blog posts on what I term the Bush Torture Regime. Underpinning these posts have been a call for accountability for the men who used the 9/11 terror attacks not as a clarion call to affirm all that is right about America, but manipulated the so-called War on Terror into becoming a war on ideals and an excuse to abuse power...

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Harvard students insensitive to terror victims (Guest Voice)
Apr09

Harvard students insensitive to terror victims (Guest Voice)

Harvard students insensitive to terror victims By Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org The controversy over the Harvard University students who recently posed, smiling, at Yasser Arafat’s grave sent a shot of pain through every one of us who has lost a loved one in the terrorist attacks that Arafat and his allies have waged over the years. But it must have been particularly awful for Dr. Alan Bauer, a Harvard-educated scientist, to see students...

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Share the torture report
Apr08

Share the torture report

WASHINGTON — Torture is immoral, illegal and irreconcilable with this nation’s most cherished values. If defenders of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program disagree, they should come out and say so. Instead, they blow smoke. Sexist smoke, at that: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said Sunday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is being “emotional” rather than “objective”...

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Hearing an echo on Benghazi
Apr03

Hearing an echo on Benghazi

Hearing an echo on Benghazi by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday held Benghazi hearing number 1,372,569, give or take, and this time they were determined to find the proof that had eluded them in the previous 1,372,568: that Obama administration officials had put politics before national security. Alas for the accusers, this hearing went the way of the others....

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Condi’s Failures on Iraq and Terrorism
Mar30

Condi’s Failures on Iraq and Terrorism

In light of Michael Stickings’ post on Condi Rice’s criticism of Obama, it is worth looking back at her record. The following was originally posted at Liberal Values on August 18, 2007: The Economist has a quite unflattering look at Condoleezza Rice while reviewing two books on her: Ms Rice’s star, which rose so fast, has plunged back into obscurity, and the reason is easy for anyone reading this pair of biographies...

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