Friday, October 27, 2006


Cheney Comments Stoke Torture Debate - 27 Oct 2006 at 10:06am - Vice President Dick Cheney said dunking terror suspects in water during interrogations was "a no brainer" - prompting an outcry from human rights groups that he was endorsing a technique known as "water boarding," which some consider torture.

White House denies Cheney OK'd torture - 27 Oct 2006 at 11:14am - WASHINGTON -- The White House said Friday that Vice President Dick Cheney was not talking about a torture technique known as "water boarding" when he said dunking terrorism suspects in water during questioning was a "no-brainer."
Well, that's a major weasel (attempt). When is the rest of the Bush administration going to figure out that Cheney himself is a not-inconsiderable threat to national security -- and a major threat to White House credibility?

IG: Halliburton subsidiary abused rules - 27 Oct 2006 at 12:41pm - WASHINGTON -- The Halliburton subsidiary that provides food, shelter and other logistics to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan exploited federal regulations to hide details on its contract performance, according to a report released Friday.

Safavian's sentencing set for Friday - 27 Oct 2006 at 10:06am - WASHINGTON -- Sentencing for former Bush administration official David Safavian was set for Friday, another election-season reminder of the Jack Abramoff scandal.

Marine pleads guilty to assaulting Iraqi - 27 Oct 2006 at 7:27am - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A Marine pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the death of an Iraqi civilian, telling a judge he knew his actions would fuel anti-war sentiment.

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