Thursday, June 07, 2007

Human Rights groups call for the US to release 'ghost' prisoners

LONDON - A coalition of human rights groups has drawn up a list of 39 terror suspects it believes are being secretly imprisoned by U.S. authorities and published their names in a report released Thursday.

Information about the so-called "ghost detainees" was gleaned from interviews with former prisoners and officials in the U.S., Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Yemen, according to Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and four other groups.

"What we're asking is where are these 39 people now, and what's happened to them since they 'disappeared'?" Joanne Mariner of Human Rights Watch said in a statement.

CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said "there's a lot of myth outside government when it comes to the CIA and the fight against terror."

"The plain truth is that we act in strict accord with American law, and that our counterterror initiatives — which are subject to careful review and oversight — have been very effective in disrupting plots and saving lives," Gimigliano said. "The United States does not conduct or condone torture."

Information on the purported missing detainees was, in some cases, incomplete, the report acknowledged. Some detainees had been added to the list because Marwan Jabour, an Islamic militant who claims to have spent two years in CIA custody, remembered being shown photos of them during interrogations, it said.

Others were identified only by their first or last names, like "al-Rubaia," who was added to the list after a fellow inmate reported seeing the name scribbled onto the wall of his cell.

Included in the list were: Jimmy Hoffa, Bugs Bunny, and Ted Williams' frozen head. They should refer this to a fictitious court like the World Court.
I just love watching the left go nutty over a Dick Cheney revelation:
Vice President Cheney told Justice Department officials that he disagreed with their objections to a secret surveillance program during a high-level White House meeting in March 2004, a former senior Justice official told senators yesterday.

The meeting came one day before White House officials tried to get approval for the same program from then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, who lay recovering from surgery in a hospital, according to former deputy attorney general James B. Comey.

Comey's disclosures, made in response to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, indicate that Cheney and his aides were more closely involved than previously known in a fierce internal battle over the legality of the warrantless surveillance program. The program allowed the National Security Agency to monitor phone calls and e-mails between the United States and overseas.

The loons on the left think that Cheney is supposed to be a potted plant like their favorite Veep, AlGore, or Mondull. Cheney is committed to protecting this country, unlike the left that wants to eliminate the terrorist surveillance program, kill the Patriot Act, and give terrorists at Gitmo Constitutional rights.

Update: What happened to the Attorney General investigation? Could this new 'wrinkle' indicate another dead end? Bwahahaha. Stupid dems.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

WaPo: "Democrats Back Down On Iraq Timetable"

Democrats do what they do well, retreat. Ouch, that's gotta hurt.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Rethink? Not...

I've been spurred to come back by a post from Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy (one of my favorite blogs, by the way) re-issuing a set of questions from 2004 regarding the war. My previous response is here.

I'd just like to add that hindsight in a war is not possible. If it were, then how would judge other wars. If we had known that the Capital, the White House, and other parts of Washington would be burned to the ground in the War of 1812, would Congress have been so willing to go to war? How about the loss of life in the Pacific before we dropped the bombs? Or the loss of our soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge? Hindsight is for people who want to abandon something, like the politicians in Washington want to do. If they want to abandon their votes for the war, then that's fine, but it sure makes them look like weak-kneed turds in my book.

I stand by America's decision to invade. Yes, America's decision to go to war. This is not just Bush's war, but America's war. And for those that don't think so, Congress voted 3 to 1 for the war in 2002.
I'm Back, I think

It's been over a year since my last post. Things haven't changed drastically in my personal life, but in the political world things sure have changed. The dems are in charge now so they're going to solve all of the worlds problems, stop the war, cut my lawn... . Oops, none of that will happen, why? Because they're just a bunch of losers looking to blame Bush for everything, including my lawn.