Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In the News: Jan-13

Wordle: In the News: Jan-13

Pace offers regret for Iraq War mistakes - 13 Jan 2009 at 3:04pm - WASHINGTON -- As the Bush administration works in its final days to cement its legacy, one of the leading architects of the Iraq war acknowledged Tuesday that he'd change some of the military advice he gave at the time, if he could.

Bush gives longtime allies US's top civilian honor - 13 Jan 2009 at 1:30pm - WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush has given the United States' highest civilian award to three foreign leaders who have been among his most loyal partners on the world stage.

Pentagon: Gitmo detainees returning to battlefield - 13 Jan 2009 at 1:23pm - WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says the number of Guantanamo Bay detainees who rejoined terrorist missions after being released is on the rise.

Report critical of former Justice Dept. official - 13 Jan 2009 at 1:16pm - WASHINGTON -- Investigators say a former top Justice Department official made false statements to Congress and violated federal law in overseeing the agency's civil rights division.

Court hears arguments over detainee's confession - 13 Jan 2009 at 1:16pm - WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for a young Guantanamo detainee called Tuesday for a military appeals court to uphold the dismissal of his confession to attacking U.S. forces. The lawyers argue that the confession was obtained by American interrogators soon after he was tortured by Afghan authorities.

Judge: Copy of disputed documents goes to Obama - 13 Jan 2009 at 12:57pm - WASHINGTON -- A federal judge says the incoming administration of Barack Obama must be given copies of documents the Bush White House has been withholding from Congress on the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.

Thought for the day:
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. -George Jean Nathan (1882 - 1958)


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