Monday, March 02, 2009

In the News: Mar-02

Wordle: In the News: Mar-02

U.S. government calls "waterboarding" torture - 2 Mar 2009 at 10:22am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ruled out the use of "waterboarding" as an interrogation technique for terrorism suspects on Monday, calling it a form of torture that the Obama administration could never condone.

Court turns down Agent Orange cases - 2 Mar 2009 at 10:14am - WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has turned down American and Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange who wanted to pursue lawsuits against companies that made the toxic chemical defoliant used in the Vietnam War.

CIA destroyed 92 interrogation tapes - 2 Mar 2009 at 9:32am - WASHINGTON -- New documents show the CIA destroyed nearly 100 tapes of terror interrogations.

Blackwater founder steps down as CEO - 2 Mar 2009 at 8:16am - WASHINGTON -- Erik Prince, the founder of the beleaguered Blackwater security company, announced Monday he has stepped aside as the company's chief executive officer.

Thought for the day:
History is a pack of lies we play on the dead. -Voltaire (1694 - 1778)


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