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Hey everyone. My first diary in a long while. Something I've been mulling for years and just never seen articulated quite in this way. So here goes, and I'll try to keep it short. All this recent ...
by pistols at dawn
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 06:42 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Everyone seems to forget that, regardless of intelligence errors or even cherry-picking , what we now know about the absence of WMD in Iraq was indeed knowable prior to the invasion. Now that Jeb ...
by Paul Abrams
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 08:39 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Knowing what he knows now about the reaction to his statement that knowing what he knows now he would still have gone into Iraq, Jeb Bush on Friday comically reversed ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat May 16, 2015 at 02:23 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 139 comments on Sun May 17, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT with 187 Recommends
Story by Pamela Hess, UPI Pentagon Correspondent [not The Onion ] Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom [F]reedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do ...
by AnnieJo
Comment Count 103 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 05:13 AM PDT with 288 Recommends
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR): Smarmy smile, thirst ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 297 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 08:13 AM PDT with 109 Recommends
If being a neocon means never having to say you're sorry, then being an accessory to a world-historical mistake must grant you some kind of magical immunity. So it would seem after reading Bush ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Apr 03, 2015 at 03:57 PM PDT with 84 Recommends
The cable "news" network best known for serving up obvious lies; for its open hostility toward President Obama and other Democrats; and for its flagrant dumbing down of every issue, has reached out ...
by News Corpse
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 06:34 PM PST with 16 Recommends
During the State of the Union address last month, President Obama made note of a particularly perilous situation that requires an immediate response in order to prevent certain catastrophe. Warning ...
by News Corpse
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 10:48 PM PST with 39 Recommends
SALAHI'S DIARY: After years of DOD delays, we get a first hand account of what it like being a GITMO prisoner for almost a decade, having NEVER been charged. The diary is over 400 pages, written ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 07:58 PM PST with 15 Recommends
Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has two primary claims to fame. First, in July 1990 the Reagan appointee was part of the 2 to 1 majority that ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 02:05 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I want my country to embrace the Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as having our military and the CIA adhere to the provisions of the US Army Field Manual on ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 11:38 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I remember being taught that the USA was a nation of laws not of men. I liked that idea and believed it until Nixon came along with his sick idea that if the President does it, it is not a crime. ...
by J Edward
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Dec 27, 2014 at 06:41 AM PST with 47 Recommends
This is an important story from Katha Pollitt at The Nation in 2009. She followed the story of those who were so influential in getting our country involved in the use of torture. Better Living ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Utter, complete, absolute bullshit. First off, Mr. Hayden, do not pretend to speak for anyone but yourself and the lying, bullshit regime you represent. You did not speak for us. You did not act on ...
by rexymeteorite
Comment Count 75 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 02:52 PM PST with 72 Recommends
It is not the Torture Report that is putting America lives in danger. What is putting American lives in danger, right now, is America's refusal to prosecute those who committed war crimes. ...
by TeamSarah4Choice
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 08:38 AM PST with 25 Recommends
If you are looking for a sledgehammer to crush Cheney's conceit that "torture worked," here's the story and the memo that sucks the air out of any apologist's arguments for torture. Forever and ...
by 8ackgr0und N015e
Comment Count 136 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 05:14 AM PST with 223 Recommends
Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU/American Civil Liberties Union, posted an ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 02:33 AM PST with 7 Recommends
That's what it took for two military psychiatrists to serve as cheerleaders and overseers for the torture program. The NYTimes article Senate Torture Report Shows C.I.A. Infighting Over ...
by subir
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 11:37 AM PST with 12 Recommends
The point to this diary: When you hear Michael Hayden spin his garbage today, remember, Michael Hayden is a war criminal and a liar. October 2013 Thinkprogress reported Riding on the Acela ...
by TeamSarah4Choice
Comment Count 47 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 06:26 AM PST with 180 Recommends