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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

CIA Agents Tortured, Killed Iraqi Prisoner

An Iraqi whose corpse was photographed with grinning U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib died under CIA interrogation while in a position condemned by human rights groups as torture – suspended by his wrists, with his hands cuffed behind his back, according to reports reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Living Large at Taxpayer Expense

Outgoing NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe is being investigated for potential misuse of government airplanes and taking too many expensive getaways with subordinates while heading the space agency, former and current senior NASA officials say.

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Army Destroyed Fake Execution Pix

Pictures of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan posing with hooded and bound detainees during mock executions were destroyed after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq to avoid another public outrage, Army documents released Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union show.

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It’s OK to Be Sexy AND Happy

Swimsuit 2005

Swimsuit 2005

The SI swimsuit models are universally beautiful, young, healthy and, of course, they have fabulous bodies. One almost wonders what they have to be so grumpy about. They are not trying to look grumpy, of course. But they are typically wearing these rather brooding, sulky, sometimes ill-tempered looks because it’s supposedly “sexy.” I call those looks “the little nasty pouts.” The sort of seductive, tempting, sullen look that typically goes with overtly sexual poses of young women in magazines.

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Outing Lincoln?

A publisher once told writer H.L. Mencken that there were four kinds of books that seldom, if ever, lost money in America: “first, murder stories; secondly, novels in which the heroine is forcibly overcome by the hero; thirdly, volumes on spiritualism, occultism and other such claptrap; and fourthly, books on Lincoln.”

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Revisionist History

Every February, Black History Month recalls Democrat Harry Truman’s 1948 armed forces desegregation and Democrat Lyndon Johnson’s signature on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the greatest black legislative victory since Republican Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1863. This annual commemoration, however, largely overlooks many milestones Republicans and blacks have achieved together by overcoming reactionary Democrats.

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A Three-Ring Circus Called the Palme Affair

The out-of-control special prosecutor, one Patrick Fitzgerald, already knows the source of at least one of the reporters, Judith Miller of The New York Times. He doesn’t need her testimony to identify the person but only to try to compare, apparently for perjury purposes, that source’s statement to the federal grand jury with what Miller says she was told. She won’t play his dishonest game and she shouldn’t. Meanwhile, Robert Novak, the columnist who revealed Plame’s CIA role, seems to have found some sort of immunity in the whole mess. He hasn’t been threatened with anything, at least publicly.

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Remembering Iwo Jima

Sixty years ago Monday, Marines began their historic assault on the island of Iwo Jima, a battle of such ferocity that it left 6,821 Americans dead and spawned one-fourth of all World War II medals of honor.

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