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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam “We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks; we did some things that were contrary to our values. When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were tor...
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Apr 14th, 2014
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Seven years ago, I wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about my role conducting abusive interrogations in places like Abu Ghraib and Fallujah: “An Iraq interrogator’s nightmare” (Feb. 9, 2007). I ended the piece by suggesting that the story of Abu Ghraib and abusive interrogations wasn’t over. In m...
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Jan 20th, 2013
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By Colin Todhunter In an increasingly media-driven age, language is everything and is often used by officialdom to tyrannise meaning. With the deaths of millions on its hands since 1945, the US has become the world’s number one terror state. By the 1980s, former CIA man John Stockwell had put the fig...
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Nov 15th, 2012
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Alan W. Dowd The unfolding scandal surrounding former CIA Director David Petraeus has many layers, far more than we can see today. But even at this early hour, some things are clear. For ease of discussion, let’s put these things—“known knowns” as Don Rumsfeld would call them—under four broad heading...
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Nov 15th, 2012
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By Rick Esenberg The bar for scandals has been getting pretty high. When I was a kid, a president was forced from office because he tried to cover up illegal behavior by his subordinates. As Nixon put it, “mistakes were made” and they proved to be the end of him. He richly deserved it. Twenty-five [....
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Nov 14th, 2012
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The military scandal gripping America took an extraordinary twist last night when a second general was linked to one of the two women who precipitated the fall of CIA director General David Petraeus. Petraeus, 60, hailed by some as the finest officer of his generation, was forced to step down after t...
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Nov 12th, 2012
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The Deeper Questions Behind the Ambassador’s Murder … and the CIA Boss’ Sudden Resignation While the GOP is attacking (and Dems defending) the Obama administration in connection with the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, there is a deeper story. Sure, it is stunning that the State Department ne...
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Oct 10th, 2012
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by PATRICK BOND Durban, South Africa. Would Barack Obama’s re-election advance African democracy and prosperity? Evidence suggests not, though the alternative in the November 6 election would probably be worse. Obama’s most important important policy speech on Africa, in Ghana in 2009, contained the ...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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On the eve of Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic Party nomination for reelection as president, a new report detailing the waterboarding and other forms of CIA torture meted out to Libyan detainees served to demolish the Democrats’ image, endlessly promoted at their convention in Charlotte, a...
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Sep 6th, 2012
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By: Jim Kouri During a Labor Day campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan, Vice President Joe Biden gave his own answer to the question “are you better off today than four years ago?” Biden yelled: “I’ve got a little bumper sticker for you: Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive!” Ironically, according t...