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  •  story now up on Washingtom Post (4+ / 0-)
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    Creosote, Valtin, jwinIL14, Chacounne

    friend good, fire bad.

    by ericlewis0 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:43:40 PM PDT

    •  From the article, and re who leaked the report (5+ / 0-)

      At least five copies of the report were shared with the CIA and top White House officials in 2007 but barred from public release by ICRC guidelines intended to preserve the humanitarian group's strict policy of neutrality in conflicts. A copy of the report was obtained by Mark Danner, a journalism professor and author who published extensive excerpts in the April 9 edition of the New York Review of Books, released yesterday. He did not say how he obtained the report.

      War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade Invictus

      by Valtin on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:52:22 PM PDT

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      •  so ... here we go ? (5+ / 0-)

        about 6 or 7 graphs down:

        The CIA declined to comment. A U.S. official familiar with the report said, "It is important to bear in mind that the report lays out claims made by the terrorists themselves."

        Does make you think twice about the timing of Cheney's "exclusive" this morning on CNN.

        Thanks Valtin for another great diary.

        "But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first." ~Matthew 19:30

        by Lady Libertine on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:06:10 PM PDT

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    •  The last paragraph of WaPo article worth noting: (7+ / 0-)

      "These reports are from an impeccable source," said Geneve Mantri, a counterterrorism specialist at Amnesty International. "It's clear that senior officials were warned from the very beginning that the treatment that detainees were subjected to amounted to torture. This story goes even further and deeper than many us of suspected. The more details we find out, the more shocking this becomes."

      When Amnesty International says it's worse than they guessed, you know it's bad.

      "It's always something." -- Roseanne Roseannadanna

      by jwinIL14 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:08:35 PM PDT

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