Friday, June 11, 2004

Here's a link to the trailer for Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11.

Colin Powell now admits that the recent report on terrorism understated terrorist activity.

Now we learn that two years ago the State Department advised Bush that he was getting bum advice about torturing prisoners.

Well, it seems that dogs do understand what we say, after all.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Peggy Noonan apes Eva Braun.

Don't waste your time. Mourn Ray Charles instead.

"We have laws on the books. You might look at those laws, and that
might provide comfort for you." --GWB (6/10/04)

"In light of the President's complete authority over the conduct of
war, without a clear statement otherwise, criminal statutes are not
read as infringing on the President's ultimate authority in these
areas."

...

"In order to respect the President's inherent constitutional authority
to manage a military campaign, 18 U.S.C. sec. 2340A (the prohibition
against torture) must be construed as inapplicable to interrogations
pursuant to his Commander-in-Chief authority."

--Working Group Report on Detainee Interrogations in the Global War on
Terrorism: Assessment of Legal, Historical, Policy, and Operational
Considerations, pp.20-21 (3/6/2003)

O.K. I've done my assigned reading and I'm not comforted.


Slate calls a spade a spade. The DOD Torture memo is a cookbook for how to torture and get away with it.

The Boss has reprinted Gore's recent speech on his web page.

Here's another link to the Torture Memo.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

The Radical Right in its own words.

Yet another lie.

Contrary to the administration's claim, terrorism is going up, not down. Unsuprisingly, The State Department cooked the books in its annual report on terrorism.

Here is a link to a redacted excerpt from the Torture Memo.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Ashcroft refuses to release the torture memo.

Christopher Hitchens remembers the Gipper.

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