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“But I got wise..You’re the devil in disguise” December 12, 2008

Posted by Joseph in civil liberties, U.S. foreign policy, War.
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The U.S. Senate has finally woken up from its slumber, like George Bush after several days of a College frat party and realised that the monster of torture that was systematically unleashed  upon prisoners, guilty or not, was not the result of a few ‘bad apples’. According to the Senate Armed Services Committee it was Donald Rumsfeld, he was the ‘direct cause’ of prisoner abuse in U.S. ‘gulags’ such as Abu Graib and Guantanamo. 

The Levin report, named after its chair person Carl Levin, goes on to detail exactly what most critics, probably roundly labelled as lefty sympathisers at the time, said years ago; that torture does in fact endanger, not protect the U.S. 

The report also highlights Bush’s 2002 decision to ignore the Geneva conventions for those detained in Afghanistan, as another reason for the plague of war crimes perpetrated by the regime.

However, the report did not even look into the CIA’s use of torture in their network of no doubt extensive prisons, nor did it recommend any sought of punishment for deeds which it otherwise heavily criticises for those it deems most responsible. The taboo of seeing a U.S. official face justice seems to have bitten as usual. 

As the U.S. finally seems to have been given its marching orders in its most defining foreign escapade for a generation, with the ‘3 years till we’re free’ Iraqi deal, the truth seems to be barking at a growing rate, now that we are bereft of the hyperbole and bluster of the now impotent Neo Con ransack squad.

Mclellan the mole? May 29, 2008

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The ‘extraordinary revelations’ to the tune of Bush manipulating the press and essentially lying repeatedly cannot really be much of a shock but the nature of the accuser is. One suggestion that could be examined is that the CIA are angry at having been blamed for the lapses in intelligence and are hitting back. Inter agency/department hostility is not unknown in the cantankerous world of US government intelligence and the CIA were ‘hung out to dry’ in effect by the blame that was placed on the agnecy. What connections Mclellan has to the agency is of course a mystery to probably all except only a few shapeless souls in Washington and will probably remain so until he is renditioned to Uzbekistan….

Just a hunch, trying to plant a few seeds…..