An Iraqi whose corpse was photographed with grinning U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib died under CIA interrogation while in a position condemned by human rights groups as torture – suspended by his wrists, with his hands cuffed behind his back, according to reports reviewed by The Associated Press.
Pictures of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with hooded and bound detainees during mock executions were destroyed after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq to avoid another public outrage, Army documents released Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union show.
The SI swimsuit models are universally beautiful, young, healthy and, of course, they have fabulous bodies. One almost wonders what they have to be so grumpy about. They are not trying to look grumpy, of course. But they are typically wearing these rather brooding, sulky, sometimes ill-tempered looks because it’s supposedly “sexy.” I call those looks “the little nasty pouts.” The sort of seductive, tempting, sullen look that typically goes with overtly sexual poses of young women in magazines.
A publisher once told writer H.L. Mencken that there were four kinds of books that seldom, if ever, lost money in America: “first, murder stories; secondly, novels in which the heroine is forcibly overcome by the hero; thirdly, volumes on spiritualism, occultism and other such claptrap; and fourthly, books on Lincoln.”
Every February, Black History Month recalls Democrat Harry Truman’s 1948 armed forces desegregation and Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s signature on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the greatest black legislative victory since Republican Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1863. This annual commemoration, however, largely overlooks many milestones Republicans and blacks have achieved together by overcoming reactionary Democrats.
The out-of-control special prosecutor, one Patrick Fitzgerald, already knows the source of at least one of the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times. He doesn’t need her testimony to identify the person but only to try to compare, apparently for perjury purposes, that source’s statement to the federal grand jury with what Miller says she was told. She won’t play his dishonest game and she shouldn’t. Meanwhile, Robert Novak, the columnist who revealed Plame’s CIA role, seems to have found some sort of immunity in the whole mess. He hasn’t been threatened with anything, at least publicly.