of the CIA's waterboarding techniques and the practical applications of other physical interrogation practices to enhance its effectiveness.
Real-Estate Tycoon Deconstructs 'Twilight'
"Barrack describes a lonely evening on a yacht in Turkey after a cancelled business meeting. In the yacht, Mr. Barrack writes, he came upon a book on which 'were written the words that strike terror in the hearts of every macho, red-blooded male
... TWILIGHT'. He goes on..."
AIG corporate memo
, leaked to Gawker, advises employees on how not to fall victim to the populist horde calling for their heads.
New York Times to release Bush/Blair memo tomorrow.
The memo, which was mentioned previously
, but never publically disclosed, confirms that George W. Bush and Tony Blair were determined to invade Iraq, regardless of UN approval, and despite what both leaders told their citizens. More troubling, the memo also indicates that Bush may have conspired to assassinate Saddam Hussein, which appears to violate Sec. 5g of Executive Order 11905
, which states that "No employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination." This executive order was considered the law of the land
even after 9/11, when Bob Barr proposed legislation H.R. 19
, which was never enacted into law.
The "Other" Washington Memo.
But, but..its haaard doing sweet f#@# all about the environment, besides I'm just too damn busy making things great in Iraq.
The Secret Way to War:
The New York Review of Books
does a close reading of the Downing Street memo
of public statements by the Bush Adminstration vs. the memo's timeline.
Sanchez Perjury Proof ? That depends on the meaning of "never"
Mainstream media once again caught with pants down as
citizen-journalist notes apparent perjury by Gen. Sanchez during testimony
before the US Congress concerning whether he authorized torture or not. The Globe and Mail
noticed the ACLU release of a FOIA-obtained memo
showing that Sanchez did in fact authorize torture, but the implication of perjury seems to have escaped MSM notice, to be pointed out by a
Metafilter's own citizen journalist Mark Kraft, who declares : "Sanchez is clearly guilty of perjury, and should face the wrath of Congress... and the Senate should determine the guilt of his boss, Donald Rumsfeld, while they're at it."
The case all hinges on the meaning of the word "never" which - rumor holds - is much more flexible in Sanchez' native "Never-never Land" where - as with the rumored numerous Eskimo terms for different kinds of snow - denizens of that realm have many different meanings for "never", some of which in fact mean "sometimes" or "occasionally" !
Foreign correspondence that the readers haven't seen...
The New York Observer writes
today about a memo, purportedly written by a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent
(although that's in dispute.) The vivid writing is part travelogue, part horror story -- and wholly different than any foreign story I've read since the war started. (And I work for a newspaper.) But this has reportedly seen the halls of the Journal and the New York Times.
CIA Seeks Probe of Iraq-Al Qaeda Memo Leak
The CIA will ask the Justice Department to investigate the leak of a 16-page classified Pentagon memo that listed and briefly described raw agency intelligence on any relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network, according to congressional and administration sources...and if this probe is like so many others, that will be the end of this news item
Lost Disney Memo Found.
McSweeney's posts a posthumously uncovered memo from the Disney board to Walt regarding his initial plans for a radically different "Disney-Land."