Wednesday, October 17, 2007

To Torture or Not to Enhance Interrogation Techniques

Mukasey: President Can't Authorize Torture - 17 Oct 2007 at 1:00pm - Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey said today the president doesn't have the authority to use torture techniques against terrorism suspects, a stance not taken by predecessor Alberto Gonzales and considered key to the nominee's confirmation.

Terror-fighting center chief steps down - 17 Oct 2007 at 1:40pm - WASHINGTON -- The chief of the nearly three-year-old National Counterterrorism Center announced his resignation Wednesday, vacating an important post in the Bush administration's efforts against al-Qaida and other extremist groups.

Turkey approves Iraq incursion plan - 17 Oct 2007 at 1:41pm - ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's parliament resoundingly approved a motion on Wednesday allowing troops to cross into northern Iraq to hunt down Kurdish rebels there, but its Western allies and Baghdad urged Ankara to refrain from military action.

Thought for the day:
Either I've been missing something or nothing has been going on. -Karen Elizabeth Gordon


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