Quote of the Day: Make Their Ears Bleed

Enough of this bullshit and enough of keeping the eye off the prize. Worrying about the election is shit at the moment; it will happen regardless, and even if a Democrat wins, we’re going to have to worry about restoring credibility in government. This utter bullshit about democracy and freedom in the...

‘Top Down Quality Control’

From the ACLU: Mehboob Ahmad is a 35-year-old citizen of Afghanistan. Ahmad was detained by U.S. military for approximately five months from June to November 2003. He was held at various locations in Afghanistan, including the Gardez firebase and the Bagram Air Base. During his detention, Ahmad was tortured...

Nightmares & Dreamscapes

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p4tsalJ6Trc ABC News interview with President George W. Bush (h/t pogge & skdadl): RADDATZ: …ABC News reported this week that your senior national security officials all got together and approved — including Vice President Cheney — all got together and...

Pakistan Update: Of Gunfire, Grassy Knolls and Bumped Heads

The word of the day is ‘conspiracy’. As in ‘conspiracy theories’. Consider the waters thoroughly muddied: An elusive Taliban leader with links to Al Qaeda is emerging as the key suspect in Thursday’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killed as she campaigned for a third term as...

The Learning Gap (Or, A Demanding Vocation)

by matttbastard ABC News EXCLUSIVE: A leader of the CIA team that captured the first major al Qaeda figure, Abu Zubaydah, says subjecting him to waterboarding was torture but necessary. In the first public comment by any CIA officer involved in handling high-value al Qaeda targets, John Kiriakou, now...

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