Further evidence that George Bush is a liar. He has claimed over and over again that America does not torture. But he won’t give us the practice.
The White House said Wednesday that the widely condemned interrogation technique known as waterboarding is legal and that President Bush could authorize the CIA to resume using the simulated-drowning method under extraordinary circumstances.
Now Mr. Hamad says he’ll sue the US government for compensation for those lost years — years where his family became impoverished and one daughter became sick and died. But he says it’s not just about the money. He wants the US to return to what it used to be, a beacon of freedom.
CIA finally admits: America tortures prisoners.
Media Minister Ronald Plasterk sees no possibilities nor desire for banning public broadcasters BNN and VPRO from showing the explicit porn film Deep Throat. Christian government party ChristenUnie appears to be accepting this decision.
A stale old porn movie is at the centre of a political row involving Dutch public television. Public broadcasting corporations VPRO and BNN are planning to screen Deep Throat, a 1972 vintage production, as part of a themed night on the history of pornographic films.
In comments published last year, Agee defended his decision to expose the CIA: “It was a time in the 70s when the worst imaginable horrors were going on in Latin America. “Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Guatemala, El Salvador – they were military dictatorships with death squads, all with the backing of the CIA and the US government. That was what motivated me to name all the names and work with journalists who were interested in knowing just who the CIA were in their countries.”
The city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, is making good on its promise to clean up its world-famous Red Light District. Plans to upgrade the 750-year-old neighborhood over the next ten years include banning window prostitution from all but two locations.
A pastor who says Stacy Peterson confided in him a few weeks before she went missing spilled details of their alleged conversation on national TV a few days ago. Was that ethical?
New Jersey joins the civilized world: The New Jersey General Assembly approved a bill eliminating capital punishment on Thursday, clearing the way for Gov. Jon S. Corzine to sign the measure as early as Monday.