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Ex-MI6 boss slams United States for abandoning democratic principles in terror fight

Nigel Inkster, the former assistant head of the British spy service MI6, slammed the United States’ handling of its fight on terror, including what he called the “frenzied, alarmist response” to the recently foiled Christmas Day bomber. Writing in an article published in the International Institute for Strategic Studies journal…

Ex-cyber czar wouldn’t trust government to filter the internet

Richard Clarke, who was the United States’ first special adviser to the president for cyber-security during the Bush administration, believes that cyber-war is a very real threat to the United States. He fears, however that an aversion to government regulation is standing in the way of protecting vital systems. “Regulation…

Flush human rights: Activist stocks campus bathrooms with torture toilet paper

Human rights are getting flushed down the toilet over and over again. Literally. In an attempt to draw attention to the practices of former Bush adviser John Yoo, an activist at the University of California Berkeley School of Law installed toilet paper printed with the United Nations Convention Against Torture…

Karl Rove calls Fox News ‘sad’

The protesters may be getting to Karl Rove and he’s taking it out on Fox News. President George W. Bush’s former senior advisor became irritated Sunday morning with Fox News hosts Dave Briggs, Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris after they asked him about a Code Pink protest. Code Pink’s Jodi…

E-mail: Ex-CIA Director Porter Goss agreed with destroying waterboarding tapes, Miers ‘livid’

Former CIA Director Porter Goss agreed with a 2005 decision to destroy interrogation videos showing waterboarding, but nobody told White House counsel Harriet Miers, who was “livid” to find out afterward, newly released CIA documents show. The documents show that, despite Goss’ agreement, officials almost immediately began worrying they’d done…

Bush ‘knew Guantanamo prisoners were innocent’

Former US president George W. Bush and his top aides were accused Friday of covering up that many Guantanamo Bay detainees were innocent, amid fears releasing them could harm the ‘war on terror’. The allegations were made in a document by Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, once chief of staff to Bush’s…

NYT reporter: Bush’s entire wiretapping program may have been illegal

Upon a federal judge’s ruling that the Bush administration illegally wiretapped an Saudi-based Islamic charity and two American lawyers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times alleged the Bush administration’s entire warrantless surveillance program may have been illegal. “Plaintiffs must — and have — put forward enough evidence…

Protesters try to cuff Rove, drive him off stage

Karl Rove has seen better days. The former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and top Bush adviser was treated to a cadre of protesters Monday, who threatened him with a citizen’s arrest and ultimately succeeded in driving him offstage. As the local CBS News affiliate described it, “Karl Rove…

Rove denies Bush admin said oil would help pay for war

NBC was the latest stop on Karl Rove’s book tour for ‘Courage and Consequence.’ Revising history has been his main focus recently, and this morning’s interview with Tom Brokaw focused on Iraqi oil revenues. Addressing a Congressional panel, former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz claimed that Iraqi oil revenues would…

Colbert carves up Karl Rove’s ‘head’

Comedian reviews former Bush aide’s ‘who-didn’t-dun-it’ memoir Stephen Colbert apparently couldn’t get the real Karl Rove on his show to discuss his new book, so he found the next best thing: a large, oval-shaped chunk of meat on a plate with spectacles on it. “Nation, you know I love Karl…

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