Category Archives: Guantanamo
The hunt for James Foley’s killer: On Sunday, the British ambassador to the United States said Britain was close to identifying Foley’s killer. A number of possible identities have been suggested by British media although sources on both sides of … Continue reading
They are ubiquitous. They stink. They constitute the pile of excrement known as Obama promises. Fix the economy in three years “I will be held accountable,” Obama said. “I’ve got four years and … A year form now, I think … Continue reading
Remember when Christopher Hitchens and “Mancow” requested to be waterboarded so that they could experience how unpleasant the whole sensation is? Well, enter Actor and rapper Mos Def: Rapper Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has been filmed being … Continue reading
Just a roundup of a few analyses by others of the president’s counterterrorism policies speech that I believe are notable and astute; namely, two writers at Lawfare Blog (a series of posts by Benjamin Wittes and one post by John Bellinger).
While segments of the mainstream media have adopted President Obama’s excuses yesterday that he’s tried hard to close Guantanamo’s detention facilities since day two, but for Congress standing in the way, Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare Blog cuts right to it:
I respect Greenwald’s right to dissent from Obama administration policies. I do not respect Obama’s right to dissent from his own administration’s policies.
he described himself as fighting against a policy he has, in fact, adopted.
Drones over sovereign countries killing innocents Going to war without Congressional approval. Assassinating American citizens. And now Gitmo to remain open for business. The State Department on Monday reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo … Continue reading
How accurate and realistic is the portrayal of CIA interrogation in the film? The movie, after all, opens with a statement saying “based on firsthand accounts of actual events”; then goes on to show the fictionalized brutal abuse and torture of a fictional high value terrorist, including waterboarding.
Well, one “firsthand account” not utilized as an expert consultant to the movie is Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, author of Hard Measures, and unapologetic defender of the CIA’s “torture” program….
An OWS activist and his pregnant girl friend were arrested on bomb paraphernalia charges. The arrests have brought forth images of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, the friends and former neighbors of the Obamas. Both couples are from … Continue reading
– Former CTC chief, Cofer Black, 60 Minutes last Sunday
Lawfare Blog has a roundup of some of the latest news regarding the “GWoT”: