Thursday, February 01, 2007

Saddam hanging photos being used to "mentally torture" Guantanamo inmates

According to lawyers for Australia's only Guantanamo inmate, Guantanamo Bay prisoners were shown photos of Saddam Hussein hanging from a rope post-execution.

"Displaying photos of condemned men to those who may be facing capital charges can only be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate and compel submission under a threat of death and mentally torture an already abused detainee population," Joshua Dratel said in a statement to the Australian media.

Dratel also said photos of Saddam's 2006 trial were on a poster in a Guantanamo exercise yard, which read: "Because Saddam chose not to co-operate and not tell the truth, because he thought by lying he would get released, for that reason he was executed."


Rep. McGovern Introduces HR 746 - "Safe and Orderly Withdrawal from Iraq Act"

Rep. McGovern's bill, the "Safe and Orderly Withdrawal From Iraq Act," (H.R. 746) gives the Bush Administration 6 months to complete the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

"I believe that we must change the dynamic in Iraq. We must end our occupation, engage the countries in the region to help the Iraqis negotiate an end to the sectarian violence tearing their country apart, and let the Iraqi people determine their own destiny," Rep. McGovern said today on the House floor.

McGovern seems to understand that there will never be a military 'victory' in Iraq. Why doesn't Bush? He does, he just won't admit it and has a hidden agenda.

Sign the petition for a Safe and Orderly Withdrawal From Iraq...

U.S. - Iranian waltz (dance of death) could trigger war?

"On Jan. 20, militants kidnapped and killed four American soldiers in a raid in Karbala, and a fifth was killed in the firefight. A U.S. defense official said one possibility under study is that Iranian agents either executed or masterminded the attack, a suspicion based on the sophisticated and unusual methods used in the attack, including weapons and uniforms that may have been American." What ? Based on what? Where's the real evidence here?

Also - "There has been speculation that the Karbala assault may have been in retaliation for the arrest of five Iranians by U.S. troops in northern Iraq." Really? Who would have thought?

A #2 U.S. general told USA Today that Iran was supplying Iraqi Shiite militias with a variety of powerful weapons. "We have weapons that we know through serial numbers ... trace back to Iran," Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno said. Give me a break. Haven't we heard this kind of bullshit before?

Bush Admits He Lied (again)

Surprise! Last week, President Bush stated that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney would "remain with [him] until the end of [his] presidency". A week later, Rumsfeld resigns from office to be replaced by CIA Director Robert Gates. Bush admitted that while he was telling reporters that Rumsfeld was staying, he had talked to Rumsfeld about resigning and was actually searching for his replacement. Watch video

O'Reilly wouldn't call Penn "anti-American" minutes after Factor referred to Penn as "anti-American"

O'Reilly (remember that jackass?) says: “You know that the Fondas and [Sean] Penns are going to say, ‘Listen, I’m as American as you are…I just see things differently.’ And I’m willing to give them the benefit of that doubt. I don’t want to say that they’re anti-American.
But that's really crazy how just moments earlier, this happened:

To close the segment, O'Reilly asked Michelle Malkin if she had "any personal message for Sean Penn," to which she replied, "I'm glad that he's gone now from D.C."

Via Media Matters