Dear Moe Lane

FUCK yo couch! hugs ‘n’ kisses, The Online Left, who will be sleeping like babies tonight because  most of us didn’t swallow the bullshit sammich served up yesterday by the LA...

Beltway Inertia and the Rule of Law

In a must-read post today, Glenn Greenwald challenges Ruth Marcus and the establishment Washington consensus, in which the pursuit of war crimes charges against soon-to-be-former Bush officials is arbitrarily dismissed as either too polarizing, too partisan, or just too goddamn difficult to successfully...

Before the Memos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4tKSsIxNqQ Flashback: On Murat Kurnaz: Murat Kurnaz was picked up in Pakistan in December 2001, before then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales signed off on the torture memo. Kurnaz and hundreds of others were subjected to “illegal torture” (what a concept)...

Bush Asserts US "Right" to Kidnap Foreign Nationals from Foreign Soil

I’m afraid that says what you think it says. The London Times Online is reporting that a British lawyer hired by the Bush Administration is arguing in a British court that the US has the right to kidnap anyone it decides has broken its laws without the dreary formality of extradition and haul them...

Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

When the House passed a war funding bill that provided $50 Billion for the Iraq War effort, the biggest string that most people focused on was the requirement to withdrawal completely out of Iraq by the end of next year.  But, as it turns out, there were even more strings, strings that would be nice to have...