In 1985, less than a week after the Palace of Justice siege
in Bogota left 11 members of the Supreme Court dead, the ice-clad
Nevada del Ruiz volcano erupted, wiping out the Colombian town of Armero
in a huge wave of mud and water
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posted by jontyjago
on Mar 12, 2009 -
ACLU seeks Sanchez perjury investigation.
As a followup to yesterday's post
, the ACLU has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Gonzales
, requesting an investigation of Gen. Ricardo Sanchez for perjury before Congress. Sanchez is accused of lying about approving guidelines for the use of abusive interrogation techniques at Abu Ghraib prison.
Now, many of you might think that Gonzales might refuse this request and be done with it. However, the ACLU has the right to request a writ of mandamus
, which would compel Gonzales to initiate an investigation.
If Sanchez is investigated, will he be pressured to reveal the identity of those in the Pentagon / Bush administration (Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Cheney, Cambone
?!) who knew about and possibly ordered these policies?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Mar 31, 2005 -
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" !
posted by troutfishing
on Mar 30, 2005 -