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Full Text Of Obama’s Speech On Afghanistan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, War

Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed services, and to my fellow Americans: I want to speak to you tonight about our effort in Afghanistan – the nature of our commitment there, the scope of our interests, and the strategy that my Administration will pursue […]

December 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Generals, Admirals Call Cheneys Scaremongers For Terrorism Claims

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Guantanamo Bay, Military, The War On Terrorism

If you didn’t believe me before about Guantanamo and why it was a remarkably dumb idea, will you believe these guys? From Politico: “It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Torture Works? Again, No.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, History, The War On Terrorism, Torture

Everybody’s abuzz about the new Wash Post story today that starts off with the idea that Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM) was turned into some type of “terrorist professor” because he was waterboarded. And away we go… The debate over the effectiveness of subjecting detainees to psychological and physical pressure is in some ways irresolvable, because […]

August 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Yes, Extraordinary Rendition To Continue Under Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Military, Obama, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency

But they promise that detainees won’t be abused. More on why I think that’s nonsense later on in the post. But first, more from NY Times: The announcement, by President Obama’s Interrogation and Transfer Policy Task Force, seemed intended in part to offset the impact of the release on Monday of a long-withheld report by […]

August 25th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Cheney Behind Illegal C.I.A. Program Concealment

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, cia, The War On Terrorism, Transparency

Not that it’s a surprise, but are we at the point now where we start talking seriously about prosecutions? Because it’s apparent that Cheney directed the C.I.A. to break the law by concealing information and if the guy can get away with anything as long as it was done for national security reasons, well, what […]

July 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Who’s Lying About Indefinite Detention Story?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Guantanamo Bay, Law, Media, The War On Terrorism

A bombshell story broke today about the Obama administration drafting an executive order that could be used to hold terrorism suspects indefinitely. First, here’s the story… Obama administration officials, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, are crafting language for an executive order that would […]

June 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

ANP Report (VIDEO): Sen. Lindsey Graham Debates Himself on Detainee Torture

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Civil Liberties, Congress, Guantanamo Bay, News, Politics, South Carolina, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, War

2008 Senator Lindsey Graham seems to disagree with 2009 Lindsey Graham. This is Mike Fritz and David Murdock from ANP. Senator Lindsey Graham was a passionate critic of the Bush Justice attorneys during this past summer’s Armed Services Committee hearings on interrogation. Lately, however, Graham seems to have had second thoughts on the matter. At […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

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By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Obama, Pakistan, Political Graffiti, The War On Terrorism

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May 14th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Meet The Press For 5/10/09

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Pakistan, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism, Video

Afghanistan’s President Hamad Karzai and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari meet with David Gregory to talk about the problems in their countries. Question: can the problems in Pakistan and Afghanistan be solved or will this be Obama’s Iraq? Discuss… Tweet

May 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »