meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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The Disappeared

The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, issued a classified order last November directing military guards to hide a prisoner, later dubbed “Triple X” by soldiers, from Red Cross inspectors and...

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Gipper Myths

Courtesy of Atrios and Krugman and Wikipedia: The House and Senate did not both come under Republican rule during Reagan’s time. The Berlin Wall did not come down when Reagan was in office. Reagan...

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Gipper Values

Six months ago, when Gore campaign adviser Tom Downey received a package containing the Bush campaign material prior to the first debate, he immediately turned it over to the FBI. In sharp contrast, 20...

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Bush Avoids Question On Justifying Torture

This is the title of the Knight-Ridder dispatch from the G8 clusterfuck. I can’t really improve on it… Meanwhile, Orrin Hatch says revealing that the US tortures prisoners apparently endangers US troops. Obviously not...

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Taking Care Of The Press

Last August, 2003, while a Reuters journalist called Mazen Dana was filming outside the US torture prison Abu Ghraib, a US tank fired on hin, killing him instantly. His last images are of the...

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Sy Hersh – “Frightened”

Seymour Hersh spoke… at the University of Chicago … He said the people most horrified by the way the war was planned were the military commanders responsible for protecting their troops…. He talked about...

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Ideal Father’s Day Gifts

What can you get a Dad who has everything? Insects of course! Ladybugs: 9000 Count, $19.95 These beneficial ladybugs are the most popular and widely used beneficial insects for commercial and home use for...

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Borg Clubbin’ It!

Two months ago, Baja announced it would be the first nightclub in the world to offer their VIPs something more than a gold-plated entry card. Those who wanted it could have a microchip implanted...

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Memo? What Memo?

Attorney General John Ashcroft, whose subordinates have written confidential legal memorandums seemingly approving of torture, told a Senate committee today that President Bush had “made no order that would require or direct the violation”...

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All Points Bulletin

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ahmed Chalabi’s right-hand man in Baghdad, the American consultant Francis Brooke … an Iraqi judge said that Mr Brooke had obstructed the Iraqi police. He is believed...