Possible Terror Attack Disrupted, and Guess What?

ABC News reports on an FBI raid that disrupted a possible terror attack. I would like to draw your attention to one sentence, which I have bolded: Authorities raided properties in New York City today in an effort that was intended to disrupt the plans of a terror suspect whose travels had been tracked by...

The Torture Investigation Mystery Show

So there’s been a lot of speculation in blogtopia about Attorney General Eric Holder’s reportedly renewed intentions of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the authorization and use of torture in the previous administration. The speculation — which revolves around the question...

Count the Strawmen

I count five, stated in various ways (listed under video). [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaPzaYlPyP8[/youtube] 1. The Democrats still want to blame the Bush administration for the economy. 2. The Democrats want to dismantle the CIA. 3. Nancy Pelosi is looking for political cover. 4. It’s not...

The IG Warrantless Surveillance Report

Here is a roundup of commentary about the report (h/t Glenn), which came out on Friday. First, what it is — and is not: The 2008 legislation that “amended” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) — which in reality simply codified all of the illegal activity that the Bush...

Oscar Arias to Mediate Talks Between Zelaya and Micheletti

Oscar Arias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for helping to end years of war and political violence between the Central American nations, has agreed to facilitate a U.S.-backed effort to resolve the conflict between the ousted but democratically elected Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, and the...

More on Obama’s Post-Acquittal Indefinite Detention Plans

Today, Glenn Greenwald weighs in on the Obama administration’s newly revealed plans to continue holding Guantanamo detainees indefinitely even in the cases of detainees who may be acquitted: Spencer Ackerman yesterday attended a Senate hearing at which the DOD’s General Counsel, Jeh Johnson,...

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