Not to mention in violation of any law known to God and man. Read Sangitha McKenzie Millar’s earth-shattering story, “Extraordinary Rendition, Extraordinary Mistake,” just posted on Foreign Policy in Focus. Excerpt: Mamdouh […]
Nota Bene #27
Got hot links if you want ’em! In his (London) Independent article, “No, Johnny, No: Chuck Berry joins chorus of musicians snubbing McCain’s campaign,” Leonard Doyle writes: “There was a groan at […]
What is it with men and torture?
Hint: It’s not just upbringing and culture. Back in 2005 James Wolcott wrote of torture: “Women may take part — though I imagine it’s rare, and under duress — but only men […]
ACLU obtains more info on Iraq prison abuse “cover-up”
The American Civil Liberties Union has issued a press release in which it says it has obtained new details of a possible cover-up of prisoner abuse in Iraq. Documents “suggest that senior […]
Bush to the law of the land: not in my backyard…!
“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” – George W. Bush, Dec. 19, 2000 Where to begin? We could […]
Taguba on torture: another frozen scandal
By Robert Silvey Major General Antonio Taguba, who directed the first investigation of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, has now retired from the US Army and spoken at length with Seymour Hersh […]