In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration apparently surprised a panel of federal appeals judges Monday by pressing ahead with an argument for preserving state secrets originally developed by the Bush administration.While also in the Comedic Uptake:
“This is not change,” he said in a statement. “This is definitely more of the same. Candidate Obama ran on a platform that would reform the abuse of state secrets, but President Obama’s Justice Department has disappointingly reneged on that important civil liberties issue. If this is a harbinger of things to come, it will be a long and arduous road to give us back an America we can be proud of again.”
[ cf Administration Invokes State Secret Argument ]
A U.S. "truth commission" should investigate Bush administration policies including the promotion of war in Iraq, detainee treatment and wiretapping without a warrant, an influential senator proposed on Monday.Failures?
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, urged a commission as a way to heal what he called sharp political divides under former President George W. Bush and to prevent future abuses.
He compared it to other truth commissions, such as one in South Africa that investigated the apartheid era.
"We need to come to a shared understanding of the failures of the recent past," Leahy said in a speech at Georgetown University.
[ cf U.S. senator seeks Bush-era 'truth commission' ]
All is great with the world!
The Economy is booming, because WWII brought america out of the depression, and that attack of 09/11 was just like when the Japanese Bombed the Philipine Islands and Guam, and that other obscure american military outpost, so clearly we are still MORE winning the War On Whatever than ever before....
So of course all is bliss and happineff....
Beside the WHOLE WORLD CHANGED on 09/11, so how can we even compare today to the times from before?
Since every day you go to war with the Truth with the army that you have, not the truth defeating forces that you would want...