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Friday, September 17, 2021

Rumsfeld sued over prisoner abuse

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is responsible for torture and abuse of prisoners held by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan and should compensate the victims, a lawsuit contended Tuesday.

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Squandered talent

Some hint of the cult of personality that surrounded Hunter S. Thompson can be gleaned from the creepy tributes that have issued from Aspen in the days since his death. After Thompson stuck a .45 in his mouth while sitting in front of a typewriter that held a blank sheet of paper, his friends and family gathered round the corpse to sip Chivas Regal and reminisce.

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Presidential abuse of power

The most egregious assertion of power in the Bush administration’s war on terror was the president’s right to jail any American indefinitely without trial. The president merely had to designate that person an “enemy combatant.”

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A boob’s war on boobs

Dubya’s new Heinrich Himmler, attorney general Alberto Gonzales, is taking over where the previous chief Nazi, John Ashcroft, left off, announcing to the world that he will use the full power of the federal government to stomp out obscenity.

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