Torture

Iraq and Al Qaeda – Donald Rumsfeld

Look, Donald Rumsfeld is a very important person in our recent history. He is a very interesting character. As I mentioned a week or so ago, Donald Rumsfeld has always thought of himself as the smartest person in the room. The Unknown Known. We tortured people. We are not Iraq or some third world country that do these things. Torture was something that the other guys, do but not us. We have had Americans arguing that we should torture people in certain situations. I think that we are the good guys. I don’t think that we need to ever torture in

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Wednesday Morning News Roundup

Wednesday Morning News Roundup The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Is it okay to joke about waterboarding if you’re US Senator? What if you are Senator John McCain, a man who has actually been tortured? Damn curious. General John Allen has been cleared of wrongdoing in the Petraeus investigation. The Kelleys whine about the media scrutiny. The Syrian problem continues to worsen. Beyoncé lip-synched her fantastic performance at the inauguration. I’m not sure why anybody is surprised. Ted Nugent continues to spew more and more extreme rhetoric. Hillary Clinton is

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Padilla verses John Yoo

The case against John Yoo, the Bush Administration Justice Department attorney who crafted the “torture memos”, was thrown out of the ninth Circuit Court. In my opinion, this deserves more discussion. From Balkinization: The Ninth Circuit today reversed the district court’s ruling in Padilla v. Yoo, ordering that former “enemy combatant” Jose Padilla’s civil damages suit against John Yoo be dismissed on qualified immunity grounds. The dismissal represents the latest refusal of a federal court to provide a remedy for abuses committed during the war on terrorism.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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