The excuse used to justify Obama’s failure to close GITMO is incomplete and misleading. Obama’s plan was never to close Gitmo as much as it was to re-locate it to Illinois: to what the ACLU dubbed “Gitmo North”.
About Glenn GreenwaldGlenn Greenwald is a columnist on civil liberties and US national security issues for the Guardian. A former constitutional lawyer, he was until 2012 a contributing writer at Salon. He is the author of How Would a Patriot Act? (May 2006), a critique of the Bush administration's use of executive power; A Tragic Legacy (June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy; and With Liberty and Justice For Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful.
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Discussing the potential new Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, and the highly-celebrated pro-torture film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes.”
It’s the entire planet on one side, versus the US, its new right-wing poodle to the north, Israel, and three tiny, bribed islands on the other side.
Assault on Gaza is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does.
That CNN’s prime mission is to serve the US government is hardly news. But given the magnitude of these kinds of accusations – their obvious ability, if not intent, to bolster animosity on the part of the US public toward Iran and heighten tensions between the two nations – shouldn’t CNN at least pretend to be a bit more skeptical and even-handed about how it is reporting these claims?
Iran sanctions now causing food insecurity, mass suffering. Yet again, the US and its allies spread mass human misery, morally indefensible and counterproductive.
This episode reveals yet again just how pernicious is this manipulative use of “anti-Semitism” to intimidate people out of questioning U.S. policy toward Israel. Part of the problem is that most liberal writers, bloggers and pundits – especially the non-Jewish ones – are petrified of getting anywhere near the word “Israel.”
Glenn Greenwald: The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks (Must Read)
By Glenn Greenwald* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On June 6, Kevin Poulsen and Kim Zetter of Wired reported that a 22-year-old U.S. Army Private in Iraq, Bradley Manning, had been detained after he “boasted” in an Internet chat — with convicted computer hacker Adrian Lamo — of leaking to WikiLeaks the now famous Apache [...]
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