Friday, October 19, 2007

In Public

White House defends Mukasey - 19 Oct 2007 at 1:23pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday defended Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding a form of torture, saying it is a difficult issue to discuss in public.
What's so difficult about it? Simply say it won't happen on your watch, just like you say in private. You do say that in private, don't you?

Intel panel OKs surveillance bill - 19 Oct 2007 at 9:00am - WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to strengthen court oversight of government surveillance while protecting telecommunications companies from civil lawsuits for tapping Americans' phones and computers without court approval.

U.S. officer in Iraq gets two-year jail sentence - 19 Oct 2007 at 11:46am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A senior U.S. army officer who was Saddam Hussein's jailer was himself jailed after a court martial in Baghdad on Friday found him guilty of charges including illegal possession of secret documents.

Magistrate urges order for White House - 19 Oct 2007 at 1:53pm - WASHINGTON -- A U.S. magistrate on Friday rejected arguments by the Bush administration and urged a federal judge to order the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails.

Thought for the day:
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. -Barry Switzer (1937 - )


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