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What Krugman said:

Let’s say this slowly: the Bush administration wanted to use 9/11 as a pretext to invade Iraq, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. So it tortured people to make them confess to the nonexistent link.

There’s a word for this: it’s evil.


And Krugman gives a nice shout-out to McClatchy, too.

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Submitted by vastleft on

Ahmed Chalabi was given the caviar treatment to get him to do the same thing. So it evens out, doesn't it?

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Submitted by Damon on

It's insane because if even you remove morals from it (which is entirely impossible in the RW), what you gain from an obvious lie would still in no way be enough to justify it considering all that you'd lose from it. It's pure and utter insanity. It's so blatantly evil that it's comical; that is, you'd expect to hear about this as a comic book story line.

It's why I'm baffled as to why anyone on our side would not either be calling for the execution of justice or at the very least getting out of its way to let it run its course. Really, what would Bush/Cheney have had to do to receive complete condemnation? What, drawn a dozen puppies in the White House pool in full view of the Washington Press Corp?

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Submitted by Sarah on

I'd be inclined to think a Federal judge adopting the Obama standard for whether to retain persons currently in custody in Gitmo had merit. As it is ... quien sabe?

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has given attorneys for the detainees 12 days to file arguments for why he should grant an expedited judgment for their release under the new standard. That standard, announced last month by the Obama administration, said prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba can only be detained if they substantially supported al-Qaida, the Taliban or other associated forces.

President Barack Obama has said he plans to close the detention facility within a year and determine where to place the 240 people held there. But federal judges have ordered a few releases in recent months.

BTW the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram is a McClatchy paper.