Posted by: quiscus | January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

1.  “Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Test Comes Under Fire

Test Was Designed by Psychologist Who Inspired CIA’s Torture Program

An experimental, Army mental-health, fitness initiative designed by the same psychologist whose work heavily influenced the psychological aspects of the Bush administration’s torture program is under fire by civil rights groups and hundreds of active-duty soldiers. They say it unconstitutionally requires enlistees to believe in God or a “higher power” in order to be deemed “spiritually fit” to serve in the Army.”
http://www.truth-out.org/armys-fitness-test-designed-psychologist-who-inspired-cias-torture-program-under-fire66577

2.  “Of course, Rove doesn’t go down the road, even if his logic points in that direction. Instead, he reverts to a tired neo-conservative mantra: “It is the combination of a fierce, unquenchable hatred for the U.S. and a profound sense of grievance against the modern world that helps Islamists to draw recruits,” he insists. Of course, the notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may contribute importantly to that sense of grievance doesn’t occur to him, despite all of the evidence he recites from Jocelyn’s little study.”

http://www.lobelog.com/weekly-standard-rove-make-the-case-for-israel-al-qaeda-linkage/

3.  “U.S. teenager tortured in Kuwait and barred re-entry into the U.S.”

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/01/06/kuwait/index.html

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