An NYT editorial on the call by some Republican senators into the source(s) of a Washington Post story on the CIA's network of secret prisons. Some excerpts: In the last couple of days, the Republican leaders of Congress have been piously demanding a full investigation into the sources of a Washington Post article about the [...]
Earlier this week, the Italian public broadcaster RAI ran a documentary which claims the U.S. military used phosphorus weapons on civilians during the the Battle of Fallujah in November 2004. Democracy Now! has an excerpt of the documentary (and a link to it) here. Democracy Now! also had a panel discussion involving: Maurizio Torrealta, News [...]
'Robert Fisk on Torture: We Have Become the Criminals … We Have No Further Moral Cause to Fight For'
Robert Fisk, veteran correspondent for the Independent, speaks with Democracy Now! Some excerpts: AMY GOODMAN: And the Vice President of the United States now asking for an exemption for C.I.A. officers, for C.I.A. agents engaged in torture – of Republican Senator McCain, who was a tortured P.O.W. in Vietnam. ROBERT FISK: Well, this, obviously – [...]
CBC's As It Happens had a terrific interview Wednesday night with Michael Ignatieff, the Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice and director of the Carr Centre of Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. (It's in part three of the Nov. 9 show). Some quotes: “I don't think torture is a debatable issue. There are a [...]
Coming home from work Tuesday night, some guy got on the subway car with some kind of foil-wrapped sandwich, which he then proceeded to eat. This thing smelled like sun-ripened liverwurst with a garlic chaser. Two women got on and sat right behind this guy. One put her hand over her mouth and started both [...]
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The goodbye letter of Judith Miller, who has “retired” from the NYT, is available on the newspaper's website. Here are some excerpts and commentary: Though some colleagues disagreed with my decision to testify, for me to have stayed in jail after achieving my conditions would have seemed self-aggrandizing martyrdom or worse, a deliberate effort to [...]