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  • Getting past Guantánamo [Barf]

    11/12/2009 7:15:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | November 12, 2009 | Ken Gude-Wanker
    President Obama inherited more when he took office than just the 240 detainees who remained imprisoned at the US military base at Guantánamo Bay. He also inherited the legacy of a disastrous detention regime. The Bush administration created a prison camp specifically designed to exist outside the reach of the law. It did so because what it intended to do was transparently illegal: torture, indefinite detention and show trials that made a mockery of justice. Guantánamo became a symbol of American hypocrisy that did measureable damage to American security. Closing Guantánamo and changing US detention policy is not an elective...
  • Transcripts, E-Mails Detail Campaign to Oust U.S. Attorney

    08/11/2009 11:36:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 986+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2009 | By Carrie Johnson
    The dismissal of New Mexico U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias in December 2006 followed extensive communication among lawyers and political aides in the White House who hashed over complaints about his work on public corruption cases against Democrats, according to newly released e-mails and transcripts of closed-door House testimony by former Bush counsel Harriet Miers and political chief Karl Rove. House Judiciary Chairman John M. Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) Tuesday characterized the role of Bush White House figures in the firing episode as improper and inappropriate. "Under the Bush regime, honest and well-performing US Attorneys were fired for petty patronage, political...
  • Okay I'll try again more reasonably on the stay at home conservatives

    09/02/2006 9:41:18 AM PDT · by ashamedtobefromparkridge · 202 replies · 2,259+ views
    ME
    Some sensitive democrat supporters got my previous post pulled and I admit I went overboard but I am just so angry at how ridiculous some people get. The whole Idea that because the republicans haven't done everything you want you want them out and want the democrats in TO SEND A MESSAGE. The only message it sends is you want Bush impeached or at least a long costly trial that will weaken the US in the world and embolden the terrorists. You want a much better chance at much higher taxes. You want a very good chance we cut and...
  • Court: Wiretap program is illegal (Idiot Judge is a Democrat Alert)

    08/18/2006 6:47:59 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies · 841+ views
    dallas morning news/McClatchy ^ | 8/18/2006 | Ron Hutcheson, Margaret Taley
    WASHINGTON – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program is unconstitutional and should be shut down, but legal scholars said federal authorities have a good chance of reversing the decision on appeal. "There are no hereditary kings in America and no power not created by the Constitution," U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor of Detroit said in a 43-page opinion blasting the program. Judge Taylor said the program, which President Bush secretly approved after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, violated the rights of free speech and privacy and went...
  • Bangladesh indulging in criminal activities, reinforcing Indo-Bangla border (India)

    04/23/2005 5:17:43 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 2 replies · 249+ views
    India-Defence ^ | 23rd April 2005 | PTI
    Agartala, Apr 23 (PTI): Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) has sent reinforcements to Indo-Bangla border along West Tripura district and was indulging in smuggling and other trans-border criminal activities following the brutal killing of a BSF assistant commandant, BSF sources said today. The mobilisation of its forces along the border was confirmed by BDR commanding officer of seven battalion Sayeed Kamrujjaman Khan to the media in Bangladesh, the sources said here. Khan had reportedly told the Bangladeshi media that BDR reinforcements were posted as BSF had deployed additional forces along the border following the killing of assistant commandant Jeewan Kumar and injury...