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  •  Thanks for posting the Guardian story. (4+ / 0-)

    I've hit my ceiling on NYT stories for the month.

    Non-enterprising stuff like this should be offered up free by the Times.  They contribute nothing to the contemporary media environment and public discussion by locking it up.

    "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

    by Mogolori on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:40:32 AM PDT

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    •  More from the Guardian -- (4+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, gooderservice, kurt, oortdust

      Not exactly a panel of loose cannons...

      The panel of authors was chaired by Asa Hutchinson, a former Republican congressman who served as an under-secretary at the department of homeland security during the George W Bush administration. Other members include Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to the United Nations, a retired lieutenant general from the US army, a former president of the American Bar Association, and a retired army brigadier who taught interrogation techniques.

      In one of their most damning conclusions, the panel says: "In the course of the nation's many previous conflicts, there is little doubt that some US personnel committed brutal acts against captives, as have armies and governments throughout history. But there is no evidence there had ever before been the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 11 September, directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody."

      "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

      by Mogolori on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:44:02 AM PDT

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