So it turns out that Michele Bachmann was right all along, but as usual, not in the way she intended. America is exceptional; just like say, Saudi Arabia is.
|By: DSWright Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:41 am|
According to a new report from Vice officials at the Guantanamo Bay “enhanced interrogation” camp have relabeled hunger strikes as “long term non-religious fasts.” They have even, according to documents released under a FOIA lawsuit, couched the hunger strikes in the benign language of managing weight loss.
|By: JP Sottile Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30 pm|
The memory hole is deep at Guantánamo Bay.
Its gaping maw has swallowed international law, the lives of hundreds of detainees and the moral consequences of torture.
And now it has quite literally swallowed the memories of five men currently engaged in a prolonged pre-trial process at the infamous prison. They are the defendants charged with the criminal conspiracy leading to the attacks of 9/11, including the alleged “mastermind” behind the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday October 19, 2013 7:52 am|
Props to the filmmakers for showing the Collateral Murder video and reminding people of that and of what Private Manning risked in order to release the video and subsequent documents.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 22, 2013 8:00 pm|
I’ve made a few bad calls in my time, like when I told a client not to buy a place in the industrial, brewery-scented backwater that was soon to become the tony “Pearl District,” but by far the most consequential was my misreading of how Americans would react to George W. Bush’s launching the return of Frontier Justice. I know I wasn’t alone, because even the long-suffering Laura visibly grimaced the first time he trotted out “Dead or Alive,” but then something odd happened. We, the People, ate it up. With relish.
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 30, 2013 6:40 am|
Remember that illegal prison camp President Obama campaigned on closing, twice? Well not only is it an embarrassment and insult to the rule of law, but its costing American taxpayers over a million dollars a day.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 10, 2013 6:40 am|
When torturing someone try to respect their religious traditions, it’s the humane thing to do. The kidnapped men being held in Guantanamo Bay, who have yet to be charged with a crime, will continue to be force fed during Ramadan. And here’s the humane part, the force feeding will be synchronized with Ramadan fasting.
|By: DSWright Tuesday May 28, 2013 9:25 am|
To drone or not to drone? President Barack Obama recently demonstrated his most valuable political talent – fooling liberals into supporting Bush policies under another name. Obama’s latest soliloquy on his personal struggles in justifying his actions as president hit just the right tone for every establishment apologist liberal. Yes Obama was carrying on Bush Administration policies and in some cases introducing even worse violations of civil rights, but he is really struggling with it. He is really giving it a lot of thought. And really, isn’t that what matters?
|By: EdwardTeller Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00 pm|
On May 23, 2013, President Obama gave an important address at the National Defense University. Near the end, indefatigable peace activist, Medea Benjamin, pled with the President to consider important issues he had not addressed directly in his speech. The President stated, “The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to.”
|By: DSWright Thursday May 23, 2013 10:54 am|
President Obama speaks at the National Defense University on his terrorism policies. The speech comes in the wake of official acknowledgement that the Obama Administration has killed at least 4 American citizens without due process.