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Patriot Act Hall of Fame / Shame

Only nine Democrats and one Independent voted against the most sweeping abridgement of American freedoms in a generation.
Some of the heroes: Jim Jeffords, Russ Feingold, Robert Byrd…
Some of the villains: Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Barack Obama…
Check out the bottom of this AP story for the full list.

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Tony Blair: Shut Down Guantanamo Prison

The British prime minister becomes the latest to urge the closure of the infamous detention center in Cuba. Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan and Sen. Joe Biden, among others, have all made similar pleas, which the White House has brushed off.

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Hamas Win Makes Mockery of Bush’s Fantasies


Update:

  • Jimmy Carter: The world should keep giving aid to the Palestinians, regardless of whether Hamas is a terrorist organization.
  • Juan Cole: “Bush pushes for elections, confusing them with democracy, but seems blind to the dangers of right-wing populism.”
  • Posted on Jan 26, 2006 READ MORE


Pakistani religious students chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest Sunday, Jan. 22, in Karachi, Pakistan
Shakil Adil / AP

Sympathy for Al Qaeda Surges in Pakistan

While our missile attack may have killed some top Al Qaeda leaders, it has also led to thousands of protesters chanting, “Long Live Osama bin Laden!” | story
The really scary thing: Look at how young some of the protesters are.

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Torture

Condi Rice is so tired of Old Europe and its human rights complaints. Big deal, so the CIA is using Soviet era torture camps in Eastern Europe to stash “war on terror” prisoners.  Don’t those fusspots in the EU understand that our use of torture is fundamentally different because we are the good guys and that Eastern Europe has been liberated?  That outmoded European slogan of “friends don’t let friends use torture” is so over.

Posted on Dec 4, 2005 READ MORE


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