Posted by: quiscus | September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

1. “Outrage at U.S. torture dwindles

After World War II, political philosopher Hannah Arendt coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to describe those who committed war crimes. The Obama administration now can add the “impropriety of torture” to our lexicon. The image of a man beaten, stripped and frozen to death in a CIA prison is not nearly as unnerving as a nation that stood by and did nothing about it. We have become a nation of dull-eyed pedestrians watching as our leaders strip away the very things that distinguish us from our enemies. With our principles gone, we are left with only politics and, of course, our sense of propriety.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-09-10/torture-obama-broken-promise/57735442/1

2. “Yemeni prisoner who died at Guantanamo was once ordered freed”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/11/us-usa-guantanamo-death-idUSBRE88A17920120911

3. “How Sheldon Adelson Could Save $2.3 Billion Under Romney’s Tax Plan”

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32428.htm

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