In a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich has demanded an opportunity to meet with Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly passed documents to WikiLeaks, over concerns that Manning has been abused while in government custody.
I have a hard time seeing why the custody fight between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston ought to be splayed out on the public record for all to see.
An American soldier was taken into custody after shooting five fellow military personnel to death and wounding three others in Baghdad on Monday. The incident, which occurred at a combat stress center, marks the highest single-incident death toll for the U.S. military since April.
He converted to Christianity 16 years ago as an aid worker in Pakistan, an offense punishable by death under Sharia law. (Above: A judge holds the accused's Bible.) If you're shaking your head over this resurgence of religious fundamentalism, check out this earlier story on the Taliban's return to Afghanistan.