Thursday, September 06, 2007

Lawfully, Responsibly, and With a Clear and Simple Purpose

Hayden: CIA had fewer than 100 prisoners - 7 Sep 2007 at 1:38pm - WASHINGTON -- Most of the information in a July intelligence report on the terrorist threat to America came from the U.S. government's much-criticized program of detaining and interrogating prisoners, CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden said Friday in defending the policy....The renditions have been "conducted lawfully, responsibly, and with a clear and simple purpose: to get terrorists off the streets and gain intelligence on those still at large," Hayden said. He said Friday that such leaks to news organizations harm national security. Hayden said that in one case, news leaks gave a foreign government information that allowed it to prosecute and jail one of the CIA's sources.
So, what was that part about them being conducted "lawfully", again?

Most of world wants U.S. out of Iraq in a year: poll - 6 Sep 2007 at 9:16pm - The majority of Canadians, like citizens from most other nations, favour a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq within one year, according to a new BBC world poll released Thursday.

US commander in Iraq backs gradual troop cut - 7 Sep 2007 at 7:49am - WASHINGTON (AFP) - General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, will recommend a gradual reduction of US forces beginning next spring in his eagerly anticipated testimony to Congress next week, the Boston Globe reported Friday.

U.S. reports 7 troops killed in Iraq - 7 Sep 2007 at 7:17am - Four U.S. Marines were killed in fighting in Anbar province, and three soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Iraq, the military said Friday.

No overt threats in new bin Laden video - 7 Sep 2007 at 2:17pm - WASHINGTON -- A new video of Osama bin Laden makes no overt threats against the United States and appears to have been made as recently as this summer, a government official said Friday.

Thought for the day:
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. -J. K. Rowling


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