Raising the “White Towel” of Surrender
Torture is defined as “the infliction of intense pain from burning, crushing or wounding.” In what appears to be a political effort to criminalize Bush era policy the Obama Administration has sanctioned the declassification and release of top secret memos. The communiqués outline, in detail, enhanced interrogation techniques used on Abu Zubaydah “…high ranking member of al Qaeda” and terrorist operations chief, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. | Read More »
Torture Blah Blah Blah….
A random, purely unscientific survey of the editorial pages from around the country on Sunday clearly indicate that the infamous “torture memos” are on the minds of the pundits and newspaper talking heads. The general theme is slowly changing from a debate about torture to how best handle the publication of memos and investigate those evil fiends in the Bush administration for writing them. Hence, | Read More »
That Torture Memo Is So Obama
When Barack Obama was running against Clinton in the Democratic primaries and it appeared he would face off against McCain, he made appearances in Florida and Missouri. At those stops, America’s first really serious black candidate- the man running on his ideas, not his race- injected race into the discussion by stating, in reference to Republicans, “…they’ll say I have a funny name…and did I | Read More »
Release more memos per Dick Cheney’s request? [Currently under review. - ML]
There’s a diary over at Daily Kos called “Dick Cheney is right”, authored by someone called The Termite. It’s about what Dick Cheney said on Hannity tonight. CHENEY: “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal Counsel, but they didn’t | Read More »