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Who's briefing who?

More and more congressman have stood up and stated that the Bush Administration didn’t really brief them. Rockefeller, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was the first who said he wasn’t adequately briefed. Nancy Pelosi was the latest to join the chorus. ———- From WaPo: How the United States became associated with torture is not just a matter of historical interest. And that’s all the more clear today, with the publication of a major New York Times story describing the Bush administration’s ongoing circumvention of national and international prohibitions against barbaric interrogation practices. Finding out what our government has been doing

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Pre-War Briefing uses the Rosiest of Rose colored glasses

From NYT: When Gen. Tommy R. Franks and his top officers gathered in August 2002 to review an invasion plan for Iraq, it reflected a decidedly upbeat vision of what the country would look like four years after Saddam Hussein was ousted from power. A broadly representative Iraqi government would be in place. The Iraqi Army would be working to keep the peace. And the United States would have as few as 5,000 troops in the country. Military slides obtained by the National Security Archive under the Freedom of Information Act outline the command’s PowerPoint projection of the stable, pro-American and

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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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The Thirteeneth Juror

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