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Lamar W. Hankins : How George W. Bush Aided the Terrorists

Mission accomplished! Have Bush’s (and Obama’s) policies boosted terrorist recruitment? Photo from Reuters. How George W. Bush aided the terrorists(According to the government) Bush’s bogus war in Iraq; the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and “black site” prisons; waterboarding and … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : How George W. Bush Aided the Terrorists

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Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

President Obama speaks about his administration’s counter-terrorism policy at the National Defense University in Washington, May 23, 2013. Photo by Larry Downing / Reuters. Obama responding to critics:  Tide turning on counterterrorism secrecy While defending his military policies as constitutional, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is President Taking New Tack on Counterterrorism?

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Medea Benjamin : Why I spoke Out at Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the political activist group CodePink, is removed by security after speaking out against President Barack Obama during his foreign policy speech Thursday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch  / UPI. Image from Common Dreams. Why I spoke out … finish reading Medea Benjamin : Why I spoke Out at Obama’s Foreign Policy Speech

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Lamar W. Hankins : Guantánamo Turns Us All Into Monsters

Photo by AP. Image from Salon. The nation’s shame: Guantánamo turns us all into monsters The President says the right things, but he doesn’t seem to have the political will to release those wrongly imprisoned in Guantánamo. By Lamar W. … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Guantánamo Turns Us All Into Monsters

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Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Dirty Wars’ and Bush-Obama Foreign Policy

Yemini writer Farea al-Muslimi testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Screen grab from Democracy Now!. Dirty Wars: The terror of Bush-Obama era foreign policy While some Bush policies may have been changed, the Obama administration has found new ways to … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : ‘Dirty Wars’ and Bush-Obama Foreign Policy

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Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

Four more years. Image from NewsOne.Obama embraces fiveimmoral Bush policies “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period… was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” — … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies

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Jim Turpin : Is the United States a ‘Banana Republic’?

Image from polisci.wisc.edu.Lookout, O. Henry!How did the United Statesbecome a ‘banana republic’? By Jim Turpin / The Rag Blog / February 1, 2011 ba•nan•a re•pub•lic (noun) A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity or on … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the United States a ‘Banana Republic’?

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Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

Image from the ACLU.When we fail our own ideals:The unconstitutional practiceOf indefinite detention By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 21, 2010 When our forefathers created this great nation, one of the ills they desperately wanted to correct … finish reading Imprisonment Without Trial : The American Way?

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Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

Portrait of a non-person. Image from girloftomorrow.Dred Scott redux:Enemy combatants denied legal standing …once again, 144 years after the Civil War, we have established as the law of the land and the policy of the United States government that whole … finish reading Supremes : ‘Suspected Enemy Combatant’ no Longer a ‘Person’

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The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

Rooftop snipers, armored vehicles and lock-down zones around the courthouse are part of the security plan during the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his cohorts. Photo by Schwartz / Daily News.Are we a nation of laws?The trial of Khalid … finish reading The Terrorist Trials : Proving We’re a Nation of Laws

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Sudanese Journalist : Seven Years at Guantanamo was ‘Living Hell’

Above, supporters of Sami Al’Hajj unfurl banner during Al’Hajj’s 2008 hunger strike. Below, Al Jazeera interviews Sami Al’Hajj at the Doha International Airport in Quatar, May 30, 2008. Photo by omar_chatriwala / Flickr.Journalist Al’Hajj describes Guantanamo detentionBefore international war crimes … finish reading Sudanese Journalist : Seven Years at Guantanamo was ‘Living Hell’

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Losing Our Humor Over Guantanamo

On Guantánamo, Lawmakers Reveal They Are Still Dick Cheney’s PawnsBy Andy Worthington / October 6, 2009 I like to believe that, despite studying Guantánamo for four years, I still have a sense of humor, but last Thursday I lost it, … finish reading Losing Our Humor Over Guantanamo

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