Archive for ‘August, 2009’

Hurricane Dubya: Four Years On

Hurricane Dubya: Four Years On

Hurricane Katrina is not as sexy as torture, but has killed more people and ruined more lives, and — like many non-natural disasters in recent years — has a chief culprit who has now settled in at 10141 Daria Place, Dallas, Texas, where he clears very little brush.

Exposed: The WPost’s One-Sided Account of Torture and Abuse

Exposed: The WPost’s One-Sided Account of Torture and Abuse

The lead story in today’s Washington Post, headlined “How a Detainee Became An Asset,” provides a one-sided and distorted account of the torture and abuse of Khalid Sheikh Muhammad (KSM) and demonstrates the urgent need for a blue ribbon bipartisan commission to create a comprehensive and authoritative narrative of the eight years of misgovernment of the Bush administration.

CNN: Death Threats Against Obama Increase By 400 Percent

CNN: Death Threats Against Obama Increase By 400 Percent

Below is the transcript of Sanchez’s report on the meteoric rise in death threats made against President Obama: RICK SANCHEZ, CNN ANCHOR: I’m going to be telling you about a story that we just learned about. This is amazing, this e-mail I received moments ago. It is an e-mail that came from a pastor who […]

Michael Vick: Remorseful Eagle or Smirking Dirty Bird?

Michael Vick: Remorseful Eagle or Smirking Dirty Bird?

The crowd at Lincoln Field gave superstar quarterback and convicted felon Michael Vick a standing ovation when he entered the game on the second play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. On his first play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Vick tossed an easy shovel pass for a four yard gain.

Little Known Law Used to Detain U.S. Terrorist Suspect Criticized

Little Known Law Used to Detain U.S. Terrorist Suspect Criticized

As the planned closing of the U.S. military’s detention center at Guantanamo Bay draws nearer, human rights activists are raising  questions about the treatment of detainees who will be transferred to the U.S. for trial. But, while the media has focused virtually all its attention on these foreign prisoners held abroad, the government is already […]

No Pay-to-Play Indictment for Gov. Bill Richardson

No Pay-to-Play Indictment for Gov. Bill Richardson

The US Department of Justice has decided not to seek criminal indictments against Gov. Bill Richardson or former high-ranking members of his administration in what has been referred to as the pay-to-play deal. Tweet

International Tribunal Takes Up Rendition, Torture Case

International Tribunal Takes Up Rendition, Torture Case

Three days after the Justice Department released documents that described in extraordinary detail the CIA’s top secret rendition program, an international human rights tribunal has agreed to take up the case of a German citizen who was “rendered” to a CIA black site prison in Afghanistan and tortured in a case of mistaken identity. The […]

‘I’m a Proud Right-Wing Terrorist’

‘I’m a Proud Right-Wing Terrorist’

At a healthcare townhall meeting last week at Simpson University in Redding, Calif., a man stood up and identified himself as a “proud right-wing terrorist.” “Amen. God bless you. There is a great American,” responded Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif. Herger’s office identified the man as Bert Stead, 67. Herger went on to say that “our democracy […]

Obama’s War: Afghanistan Is Spelled V-I-E-T-N-A-M

Obama’s War: Afghanistan Is Spelled V-I-E-T-N-A-M

President Barack Obama has staked his presidency on winning his “necessary” war in Afghanistan. Coming into office, one of his first acts, on Feb. 18, was to boost US troop levels in that country by 17,000, bringing the total number of soldiers and Marines in the country to about 57,000, to which one must also […]

Glenn Beck: ‘I Was A Dirtbag Man, I Have Tried My Hardest to Not Be A Dirtbag Anymore’

Glenn Beck: ‘I Was A Dirtbag Man, I Have Tried My Hardest to Not Be A Dirtbag Anymore’

On his show Wednesday, Glenn Beck let his viewers know he’s prepared for anything — ad boycott or no ad boycott. “After I sobered up I admitted I was a dirtbag, man I was a dirtbag! … I have tried my hardest not to be a dirtbag any more. I still make mistakes … “They […]

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