Apr 22, 2014 - Tony Blair's former Attorney General Lord Morris says the unacceptable delay in publishing the findings of Sir John Chilcot's inquiry is a national scandal
It has been four years and nearly five months since the inquiry into the Iraq War was launched.
Yet two years after Sir John Chilcot was due to deliver the results of his £7.5 million probe, nothing has been heard.
Last week Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hinted that former Prime Minister Tony Blair had been delaying its publication.
Today Lord Morris, ex Labour MP and Attorney General in Mr Blair’s Government from 1997 to 1999, calls for its immediate publication... read more>>>
04/22/2014 - Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday.
The five-page order was a victory for defense lawyers representing Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, accused of orchestrating the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden. The attack killed 17 U.S. sailors, injured 42 others and tore a massive hole into the side of the guided-missile destroyer based in Norfolk, Va.
Al-Nashiri, who was born in Saudi Arabia, has been held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2006, after being held in a series of secret CIA prisons. read more>>>
April 22, 2014 - WHEN MY students use their cellphones to text during class, they always do so furtively, hands beneath a desk or hidden (they think) behind a strategically positioned purse or backpack. Thus they affirm this very human principle: When we’re doing something we know we’re not supposed to be doing, we usually try to hide it.
Accordingly, despite an 11-3 vote this month by the Senate Intelligence Committee to declassify the results of its four-year investigation into the use of “harsh interrogation techniques,” that is, torture, after 9/11, resistance from CIA officials and some Republicans is predictable.
According to McClatchy and other media organizations, the committee’s review of millions of CIA documents revealed little evidence that torture produced much useful information, and it appears that the “enhanced interrogation techniques” were more “enhanced” than we’ve been led to believe. read more>>>