Posted by: quiscus | July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

1.  “CIA Exhales: 99 Out of 101 Torture Cases Dropped

The answer is resoundingly clear: American war criminals, responsible for some of the most shameful and inexcusable crimes in the nation’s history — the systematic, deliberate legalization of a worldwide torture regime — will be fully immunized for those crimes.  And, of course, the Obama administration has spent years just as aggressively shielding those war criminals from all other forms of accountability beyond the criminal realm: invoking secrecy and immunity doctrines to prevent their victims from imposing civil liability, exploiting their party’s control of Congress to suppress formal inquiries, and pressuring and coercing other nationsnot to investigate their own citizens’ torture at American hands.

All of those efforts, culminating in yesterday’s entirely unsurprising announcement, means that the U.S. Government has effectively shielded itself from even minimal accountability for its vast torture crimes of the last decade.  Without a doubt, that will be one of the most significant, enduring and consequential legacies of the Obama presidency.”
http://m.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/cia-exhales-99-out-of-101-torture-cases-dropped

2.  “Radioactive Waste Dumped in Open Pits Outside Los Alamos National Lab

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/07/radioactive-waste-dumped-in-open-pits.html

3.  “Republicans: Trillions Could Be Cut from Budget if We Eliminate Empathy”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28444.htm

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