Archive for the ‘Guantanamo’ Category

Suddenly, it may be cool to be an American again

November 6, 2008

VIENNA, Austria – She was a stranger, and she kissed me. Just for being an American.

It happened on the bus on my way to work Wednesday morning, a few hours after compatriots clamoring for change swept Barack Obama to his historic victory. I was on the phone, and the 20-something Austrian woman seated in front of me overheard me speaking English.

Without a word, she turned, pecked me on the cheek and stepped off at the next stop.

Nothing was said, but the message was clear: Today, we are all Americans. (more…)

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So Little Time, So Much Damage

November 5, 2008
November 4, 2008
Editorial

While Americans eagerly vote for the next president, here’s a sobering reminder: As of Tuesday, George W. Bush still has 77 days left in the White House — and he’s not wasting a minute.

President Bush’s aides have been scrambling to change rules and regulations on the environment, civil liberties and abortion rights, among others — few for the good. Most presidents put on a last-minute policy stamp, but in Mr. Bush’s case it is more like a wrecking ball. We fear it could take months, or years, for the next president to identify and then undo all of the damage. (more…)

Bush Administration Committed War Crimes Against Prisoners, Reveals Physicians for Human Rights

November 4, 2008

Originally published November 4 2008

by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) The Bush administration has committed war crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in its practice of torturing prisoners, according to the conclusions of a medical examination conducted by the organization Physicians for Human Rights.

“After years of disclosures by government investigations, media accounts, and reports from human rights organizations, there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes,” wrote retired Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba in the preface to the report. “The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account. (more…)

Does Bush Believe McCain Was Tortured?

August 21, 2008

19 Aug 2008 10:54 am

<!– –> Agabuse

In all the discussion of John McCain’s recently recovered memory of a religious epiphany in Vietnam, one thing has been missing. The torture that was deployed against McCain emerges in all the various accounts. It involved sleep deprivation, the withholding of medical treatment, stress positions, long-time standing, and beating. Sound familiar?

According to the Bush administration’s definition of torture, McCain was therefore not tortured. (more…)

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

August 8, 2008

August 8, 2008

Posted May 19, 2008 | 11:48 AM (EST)

The Legal Framework for the Prosecution

That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution. -Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765

No living Homo sapiens is above the law. -(Notwithstanding our good friends and legal ancestors across the water, this is a fact that requires no citation.) (more…)

Sex crimes in the white house

July 9, 2008

Posted July 7, 2008 | 12:56 PM (EST)

NEW YORK – Sex crime has a telltale signature, even when those directing the outrages are some of the most powerful men and women in the United States. How extraordinary, then, to learn that one of the perpetrators of these crimes, Condoleezza Rice, has just led the debate in a special session of the United Nations Security Council on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. (more…)

Colin Powell slams Bush

June 20, 2008
might vote for Obama; Former U.S. secretary of state says presidential voting decision will be based on passion and policies (more…)

Colin Powell slams Bush

June 18, 2008
might vote for Obama; Former U.S. secretary of state says presidential voting decision will be based on passion and policies
Doug Ward
Vancouver Sun

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MARTYRS IN THE MAKING AT GUANTANAMO

June 7, 2008

Just as Al Qaeda is falling apart, Bush’s terrorist tribunals are reviving it.
Tim RuttenJune 7, 2008 (more…)