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"We do not torture." -- G.W.B. 7/11/05

The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Conventions that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.
posted by EarBucket on Jun 5, 2006 - 77 comments

Second verse, same as the first!

Niger Venezuela is planning to sell uranium to Iraq Iran.
posted by EarBucket on Mar 14, 2006 - 51 comments

Loss and helplessness

I return enclosed the symbols of my years of service: the shoulder boards of my rank and my Naval Aviator’s wings.
posted by EarBucket on Mar 10, 2006 - 51 comments

Is that too much to ask?

"They're willing to sacrifice their lives for this great country. What I'm asking all of you tonight is not to put on a uniform. Put on a bumper sticker. Is it that much to ask? Is it that much to ask to step up and serve your country?"
posted by EarBucket on Jan 24, 2006 - 34 comments

Will you be checking that today?

"Dead heroes are supposed to come home with their coffins draped with the American flag -- greeted by a color guard. But in reality, many are arriving as freight on commercial airliners -- stuffed in the belly of a plane with suitcases and other cargo."
posted by EarBucket on Dec 10, 2005 - 102 comments

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