Obama Now Says He Will Not Release Detainee Abuse Photos

Jake Tapper: President Obama met with White House counsel Greg Craig and other members of the White House counsel team last week and told them that he had second thoughts about the decision to hand over photographs of detainee abuse to the ACLU, per a judge’s order, and had changed his mind. The...

Past Imperfect, Future Unknown

A fool speaks: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvXf2r1FfA&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] I’m sure there are any number of Iranians who might be happy to post a video reply thanking Matthew Burden for being a member of the political party and for supporting the political institutions...

Salt Shaker, Please

I’m sorry, but this story from the Inter-Press Service (the what?) stinks like three-day-old fish left out on the counter in the middle of July: CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Obama that he had to back down from...

Iraqi Translators At Risk Under New Iraqi Government

Spencer Ackerman has an important piece at The Washington Independent about Iraqi translators’ fears for their physical safety now that Iraq is taking over political control from the United States. The heart of the problem lies in the fact that insurgents, death squads, and other terrorist groups will...

How much BS wankery can one fit into a glowing retrospective on Bush?

I’m not because I have my limits on reading this garbage.  For this Telegraph op/ed piece titled “History will show that George W Bush was right“, my limit was paragraph #8: Similarly, the cold light of history will absolve Bush of the worst conspiracy-theory accusation: that he knew there...

More Reports That Al-Zaidi Was Tortured

Via Firedoglake, a report from Laura Doty at Oxdown Gazette: Raed in the Middle reports that al Zaidi’s brother visited him today and told the following to al-Baghdadia: …Montather told him that he was tortured with electric shock after being stripped naked, and that he was continuously...

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