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Cheney hid CIA program from Congress: senator


From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA withheld information from the U.S. Congress about a secret counterterrorism program on orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, a senator said on Sunday as Democrats called for an investigation. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told “Fox News Sunday” that CIA Director Leon Panetta disclosed Cheney’s involvement when he […]

CIA chief believes Cheney almost wants U.S. attacked


From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CIA director Leon Panetta says it’s almost as if former vice president Dick Cheney would like to see another attack on the United States to prove he is right in criticizing President Barack Obama for abandoning the “harsh interrogation” of terrorism suspects. “I think he smells some blood in the […]

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Palau To Take Uighur Detainees


From The Huffington Post By RAY LILLEY WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The tropical Pacific island nation of Palau announced Wednesday it will accept up to 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay despite a Pentagon determination that they are not “enemy combatants.” China’s Foreign Ministry had no immediate reaction to […]

First Guantanamo Detainee Arrives in U.S.


From Alternet Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, accused of playing a role in the bombing of two U.S. embassies, arrived in New York on Tuesday. WASHINGTON (AFP) — The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be transferred to U.S. soil arrived in New York early Tuesday to face terrorism charges, the U.S. Justice Department said. “Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, […]

When Will Dick Cheney’s Tower of Lies Come Tumbling Down?


From Alternet By Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post. Posted June 8, 2009. Cheney is practicing historical revisionism at its most despicable. Why does anyone believe anything he says? Dick Cheney’s statement to Greta van Susteren that “On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9/11, there was never any evidence to prove that” […]

Rumsfeld: Architect of torture


:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: From Salon The secretary of defense began laying the groundwork for detainee abuse years before Abu Ghraib. Editor’s note: Download the entire Senate Armed Services Committee report here. Read about how the Bush administration may have pressured interrogators to use torture to extract information […]

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Guantanamo prisoner ‘kills himself’


:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: From Al Jazeera A Yemeni detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has died in an “apparent suicide,” US military officials say. Guards found 31-year-old Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Saleh unresponsive and not breathing in his cell Monday night, the military said. “Medical personnel were […]