Pentagon Pushes Out Taguba

Remember Army Major General Antonio M. Taguba? He was the author of the original report that detailed the torturing at Abu Gharib. “Here . . . comes . . . that famous General Taguba—of the Taguba report!” Rumsfeld declared, in a mocking voice. … Taguba, describing the moment nearly three years later, said, sadly, “I […]

CIA Agents Last only 14 Seconds When Water Boarded

More Newspeak: Enhanced interrogation techniques Which really means Torture isn’t torture if the United States does it. 1. The Attention Grab: The interrogator forcefully grabs the shirt front of the prisoner and shakes him. 2. Attention Slap: An open-handed slap aimed at causing pain and triggering fear. 3. The Belly Slap: A hard open-handed slap […]

Call Your House Reps: Floor Vote on Cheney Impeachment Tomorrow (Wednesday)

(Update below) Put up or shut up. Do you have a whole 2 minutes of your day to express your dis-satisfaction? Hell, you can do this on your way to get your afternoon latte. Go to http://house.gov, look up your Congress rep and tell them about the impeachment vote tomorrow. In an 18-page draft resolution, […]

Group to Track Shariah Mosques and Islamic Centers Inside the US

Right here in river city. This is kinda like the Minutemen for Tracking Muslims: (via) As most of you know, the biggest threat America faces today is from Islamic Jihadists operating all over the world and especially right here in America! … That is where this highly specialized and professional program comes in. It is […]

Bomb Squad Investigates Dark-Skinned Man Recycling Paper

A poet decides to throw out some old manuscripts: Upon my departure, he called the local police department and told them a man of Middle Eastern descent driving a heavily decaled white Beetle with out of state plates and no campus parking sticker had just placed a box next to the trash can. … Because […]

White House proposes retroactive war crimes protection

White House proposes retroactive war crimes protection The Bush administration drafted amendments to the War Crimes Act that would retroactively protect policy makers from possible criminal charges for authorizing any humiliating and degrading treatment of detainees, according to lawyers who have seen the proposal.

US now detaining 18,000 prisoners in Iraq

Blessed are the peacemakers: The United States currently holds some 18,000 detainees in two US-run Iraqi detention facilities, Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper, the Washington Post reported Sunday, citing US military sources. In the past month, the US has increased security in Baghdad, leading to an additional 1,000 arrests. The detainees are considered “enemy combatants”, […]