Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In the News: Apr-22

Wordle: In the News: Apr-22

Pelosi knew NSA had listened to Harman phone calls - 22 Apr 2009 at 2:44pm - WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she knew a few years ago that California Democrat Rep. Jane Harman had been overheard on a government wiretap.

Report: Bush policies led to prisoner abuses - 22 Apr 2009 at 2:40pm - WASHINGTON -- The brutal treatment of prisoners by the military at Guantanamo Bay, Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and Afghanistan was systematic and a direct result of the CIA's early use of harsh interrogation tactics, according to a Senate report.

LaHood to reject FAA secrecy on bird data - 22 Apr 2009 at 2:28pm - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he intends to overrule the Federal Aviation Administration on its plan to keep secret data on where and when collisions between birds and airplanes occur.

Intel director: High-value info obtained - 22 Apr 2009 at 12:37pm - The Obama administration's top intelligence official privately told employees last week that "high value information" was obtained in interrogations that included harsh techniques approved by President George W. Bush. "A deeper understanding of the al-Qaeda network" resulted, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said in the memo, in which he added, "I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past."

Army officer feels vindicated by Senate report - 22 Apr 2009 at 7:34am - WASHINGTON -- An Army Reserve brigadier general demoted because of prisoner abuses at the Abu Ghraib facility in Iraq says a new Senate report supports claims that uniformed military people were made "scapegoats" for Bush administration prisoner interrogation policies.

U.K.: All terror suspects arrested in raids released - 22 Apr 2009 at 6:59am - British police say all 12 suspects arrested in anti-terror raids earlier this month have been released without charge.

Britain won't charge 12 arrested in anti-terror sweep - 22 Apr 2009 at 6:50am - Twelve men arrested in a series of anti-terrorist raids involving hundreds of officers across northwest England earlier this month will not face charges due to insufficient evidence, British prosecutors said Wednesday.

Thought for the day:
The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. -Doug Larson


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