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Dennis Miller: Scared Straight Man

Dennis Miller used to be comedian with an enormous following and a top-rated HBO series. The 9/11 tragedy shocked all of us. But it scared Miller Republican. A rapid decline followed. HBO dropped him. He did a painful stint on CNBC that included live commercials, a monkey (never a good sign) […]

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“Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives?” Mr Hennen asked.
“Well, it’s a no-brainer for me,” Mr Cheney replied. “But for a while there, I was criticised as being the vice president for torture. We don’t torture. That’s not what we’re involved in.”
The topic was waterboarding. Prisoners […]

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By signing into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006, Bush has made it legal for the C.I.A. to do whatever the Hell they want to do while he defines what constitutes “torture.”
Bush got a little support from Susan Collins. Olympia Snowe was on the road.
Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold offered, “We will look back […]

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“U.S. citizens can be detained as enemy combatants if they take up arms on the side of al-Qaida,” says White House lawyer Bradford Berenson. How long before this means “… or we suspect them of being an al-Qaida sympathizer”
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The Senate has approved legislation governing the interrogation and trials of terror suspects.
Years from now it may be the play that we review over and over in slow motion… Did the senate fumble democracy or was freedom stripped away by spineless lawmakers unwilling to tackle the real issues.
Senator Harry Reid had a […]

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Canadian Maher Arar was returning home from a family vacation in Tunisia four years ago when he was detained by U.S. officials at JFK airport on suspicion of terrorism. Two weeks later he was flown to a secret prison in Jordan, then transferred to Syria where he was held in a six-foot by three-foot […]

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Last week a handful of powerful Republican senators defied President Bush by voting against the White House Torture Bill that would have allowed “alternative interrogation techniques” (purple nerples, bamboo slivers crammed under finger nails, electrodes attached to testicles) in the “questioning” (beating, sleep deprivation, play-drowning) of suspected terrorists (swarthy guys between 25-35).
This was followed […]

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Yesterday, the President said they would abide by Geneva Convention…and that in fact, those prisoners in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba were already enjoying those freedoms (with the exception of Convention I, Art. 3, Sec 1d - due process.) Today he wants congress to pass legislation to skirt the Geneva Convention or “narrowly limit the scope” […]

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Torture Faux Pas

The U.S. Government has admitted that it “made mistakes in the treatment of prisoners” during a meeting of the U.N. Committee Against Torture.
Mistakes?
A mistake is more like, “we housed five guys in a cell that’s meant to house three.” Not we stacked naked Iraqis in lewd cheerleading pyramids while various grinning […]

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Sgt. Michael J. Smith, of the 523rd Military Police Detachment, Fort Riley, Kan., seemed unremorseful despite facing charges of torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib, saying, “Soldiers are not supposed to be soft and cuddly.”
Sgt. Smith’s job was to soften up Iraqis for questioning. He used his unmuzzled black Belgian shepherd to terrorize prisoners. (A […]

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A UN report will call on the United States to close its Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba without delay and transfer the near-500 supposed “enemy combatants” to American soil to guarantee them access to fair trials. Like that will grant them access? Tell it to Dick “Shuttup and Reload” Cheney.
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43 year old Chief Warrant Officer Lewis E. Welshofer Jr. was found guilty of negligent homicide in the death of an Iraqi general, Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush. Welshofer shoved the Iraqi into a sleeping bag, sat on his chest and put his hands over his mouth. The “maximum” sentence is 3 […]

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The White House reversed its pro-torture stand today and allowed Senator McCain’s anti-torture amendment to become law. Despite earlier threats of a veto and weeks of infighting President Bush said he and McCain, shared a common vision “to make it clear to the world that this government does not torture.”
McCain’s ammendment would prohibit “cruel, […]

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It’s 2005. I just put the word “torture” into the growing list of categories, not because American soldiers are being tortured in Iraq, but because the Bush administration is condoing the torture of “suspected terrorists.” Oh, and “redefining” the word “torture” so that more atrocities can be committed by Americans while not “technically” […]

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