Monday, June 25, 2007

Dick "crushing-a-captive's-will" Cheney

Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power 25 Jun 2007 at 6:01pm Convinced that the war on terror required "robust interrogations" of suspects, Cheney urged White House to make exceptions to Geneva Conventions....The vice president's office played a central role in shattering limits on coercion of prisoners in U.S. custody, commissioning and defending legal opinions that the Bush administration has since portrayed as the initiatives, months later, of lower-ranking officials.

Poll: More Than 4 in 10 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved with 9/11 June 25, 2007 8:20 AM ET NEW YORK -- Nearly six years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., better than 4 in 10 Americans still wrongly believe that Saddam Hussein was involved in planning or carrying out the actions. Surprisingly, that number has even risen in the past two years, according to a Newsweek poll.

World Bank board approves Zoellick as president - 25 Jun 2007 at 2:33pm - WASHINGTON (AFP) - The World Bank on Monday approved Robert Zoellick as its next president as the 185-country development lender moved to turn a page after a scandal that undermined its credibility around the world.
That's PNAC member Robert Zoellick.

US: Biased Sunnis moved from Iraq force - 25 Jun 2007 at 3:08pm - WASHINGTON -- More than a third of Iraq's national police battalion commanders are now Sunni after a purge of Shiites who had a sectarian bias, a U.S. general said Monday.

Thought for the day:
"The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel." -"Taxi" TV show

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