Tuesday, June 17, 2008

tuesday reads

Tom Lasseter continues his five-part series for McClatchy Newspapers on the detention system created after 9/11: Wrongly jailed detainees found militancy at Guantanamo

A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover .

Stars and Stripes: Former journalist refuses to report for duty with Army

A former Army journalist recalled to active duty this month refused to report to his new assignment Sunday night, citing his opposition to the Iraq war.

Matthis Chiroux, who served five years in the Army before separating last summer, said he expects and welcomes legal action resulting from his refusal, calling U.S. operations in Iraq an illegal occupation.

The global number of refugees and displaced people reached 67 million last year.

"Fair Use". They keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what they think it means.

The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR, the Houston-based company that has provided food, housing and other services to American troops.

Kandahar braces for Taliban attack

U.S. soldiers who shot dead a Reuters journalist in Iraq three years ago acted appropriately, but the Army's probe of the incident was flawed because evidence went missing, a Pentagon investigation said.

Way to go TSA.

An interesting proposal has surfaced to help resolve the intra-Belgian political stalemate between Dutch-speaking Flemings and French-speakers, who prevail in Brussels and Wallonia: a couloir francophone (‘Francophone corridor’) that would link Wallonia to Brussels, thus ending the Belgian capital’s territorial isolation within Flanders.

The reviews are in for the Sen. Cornyn (R - Box Turtle) convention video.

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