Monday, August 31, 2009

In the News: Aug-31

Wordle: In the News: Aug-31

White House: Cheney wrong on interrogations policy - 31 Aug 2009 at 2:12pm - WASHINGTON -- The White House says former Vice President Dick Cheney has his facts wrong on the Obama administration's policies for terror detainee interrogations.
That may not be the only thing he's wrong about.

Court documents name detainees sent to Portugal - 31 Aug 2009 at 12:49pm - The two Guantanamo detainees sent to Portugal last week were a Syrian man whose father is still held at the prison camps and a former Syrian Army recruit once accused of joining forces with Afghanistan's Taliban militia, according to court documents made public Monday.

US officials cancel contract to profile reporters - 31 Aug 2009 at 10:13am - WASHINGTON -- U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan have terminated a contract with a public affairs company that was producing background profiles of reporters covering a war that's becoming increasingly unpopular with the American public.

U.S. commander: Afghan strategy needs change - 31 Aug 2009 at 8:53am - KABUL (Reuters) - The 8-year-old war in Afghanistan can still be won, but only with a revised strategy, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces said on Monday, announcing the conclusion of a long-awaited review that could see him seek more troops.

Blackwater tapped foreigners on secret CIA program - 31 Aug 2009 at 6:47am - WASHINGTON -- When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA.

Thought for the day:
Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people. -Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)


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