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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Spanish judge resumes torture case against six senior Bush lawyers, Neocons support Obama in Afghanistan,

Spanish judge resumes torture case against six senior Bush lawyers By Andy Worthington on Omar Deghayes
The Spanish newspaper Público reported exclusively on Saturday that Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo. Back in March, Judge Garzón announced that he was planning to investigate the six prime architects of the Bush administration’s torture policies — former Attorney General Alberto [...]

Sarah Palin, the Neocons & Howard Dean Love the War in Afghanistan By Jeremy Scahill
As the war worsens and support plunges, an alliance of neocons and some partisan Democrats is supporting the White House.

10 of the Most Obscenely Stupid Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories and Attacks Against the President By Tana Ganeva
Obama's nefarious plan for the nation's genitals? His evil designs on your children? Here are the most absurd right-wing assaults on the president -- and logic and reason.

Big Business' Hidden Hand in the Smear Job on Van Jones By Adele M. Stan, AlterNet
How Americans for Prosperity, the astroturf group that organized town-hall thuggery, teamed up with FOX News to force out Van Jones.

In the Guardian: Is this the end of control orders? By Andy Worthington on UK politics
For the Guardian’s Comment is free, “Letting go of control orders” is an article I wrote examining whether the government’s much-criticized system of house arrest for terror suspects held without charge or trial on the basis of secret evidence is on the verge of collapse after a judge quashed the control order that had kept [...]


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