Friday, November 02, 2007

Complex Legal Question

Torture nuances stall Mukasey nomination - 2 Nov 2007 at 5:00pm - WASHINGTON -- Senate confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general has snagged on a complex legal question of whether some Bush administration officials would face lawsuits or war crimes charges if, as Democrats insist, he defines waterboarding as torture.
But Bush insists the U.S. doesn't torture. Of course, Bush has demonstrated no more eagerness to define "torture" than has Mukasey.

Anbar leaders seek U.S. compensation for Qaeda fight - 2 Nov 2007 at 3:23pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sunni leaders from Iraq's Anbar province on Friday said they want billions of dollars as compensation for joining U.S. forces in the fight against al Qaeda militants.

Turks demand action, not words on Kurdish attacks - 2 Nov 2007 at 3:44pm - ANKARA, Turkey — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday branded the Kurdish PKK guerrilla force a "terrorist organization" and a "common enemy" of the United States, Turkey, and Iraq, but in crisis talks with Turkish officials, she stopped short of committing Washington to any form of military retaliation against the PKK.


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