Friday, October 06, 2006

Dead Men Flying?

Unlikely Terrorists On No-Fly List - 6 Oct 2006 at 11:00am - The no-fly list meant to keep terrorists off planes contains unlikely terrorists, such as Bolivia's president and people already dead - including 14 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers.
Which is probably a good thing, because: would you want a bunch of dead Sept. 11 hijackers flying on your plane? I don't think so.

AP learns Gitmo guards brag of beatings - 6 Oct 2006 at 12:40pm - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Guards at Guantanamo Bay bragged about beating detainees and described it as common practice, a Marine sergeant said in a sworn statement obtained by The Associated Press.

Same-sex rite stalls judge nomination - 6 Oct 2006 at 12:28pm - WASHINGTON -- A Republican senator is holding up a Michigan judge's nomination to the federal bench because she reportedly helped lead a commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple four years ago. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, an opponent of gay marriage who has presidential aspirations, said Friday he wants to know whether there was anything illegal or improper about the ceremony in Massachusetts.
What could possibly be illegal or improper about a "commitment" ceremony?

Prosecutor: Libby wants to load up trial - 6 Oct 2006 at 2:24pm - WASHINGTON -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff intends to load up his criminal trial with information about nine national security matters, the names of foreign leaders and details about various terrorist groups, say court filings in the Valerie Plame leak case.

Canada to formally protest U.S. actions on Arar - 6 Oct 2006 at 2:11pm - Canada will officially protest the U.S. treatment of Maher Arar, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday.


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