Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In the News – Oct-09

Iraqis Seeks Restitution from Blackwater USA - 9 Oct 2007 at 9:11am - An Iraqi government report calls for the U.S. government to sever ties with the private security contractor Blackwater USA. It also wants the company to pay $8 million in compensation to the families of each of the 17 people killed last month by Blackwater guards in Baghdad.

Court rejects alleged CIA kidnap victim - 9 Oct 2007 at 10:11am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday terminated a lawsuit from a man who claims he was abducted and tortured by the CIA, effectively endorsing Bush administration arguments that state secrets would be revealed if the case were allowed to proceed.

Report: White House Ruins Terrorist Intel - 9 Oct 2007 at 11:00am - SITE Institute, a private intelligence company, has told the Washington Post that the White House leaked an Osama bin Laden video to the media last month, ruining years of sleuth work to uncover al Qaeda secrets. The White House denies the claim.

Democrats to unveil wiretapping bill - 9 Oct 2007 at 12:01pm - WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department would have to reveal to Congress the details of all electronic surveillance conducted without court orders since Sept. 11, 2001, including the so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program, if a new Democratic wiretapping bill is approved.

Thought for the day:
Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence. -Francis Jeffrey (1773 - 1850)


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