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Friday, September 17, 2021

More reports of prisoner torture

Members of a shadowy U.S. military unit turned one of Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers into their own interrogation cell, beating prisoners with rifle butts and using detainees for target practice in games of jailer paintball.

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Iraq: Lessons learned, lessons ignored

The world’s only superpower has learned some hard lessons during three years of war in Iraq and there is increasing skepticism about whether it can ever achieve its objectives there. President George W. Bush’s stated rationale for invading in March 2003 — ridding Iraq of weapons of mass destruction — quickly proved illusory. No such arms were ever found. Three years later, as bodies are dumped daily on the streets of Baghdad and civil war is very possible, longer term U.S. ambitions for a stable and democratic Iraq also seem shaky, experts say.

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Durbin on Bush: Censure? Not yet

A top Senate Democrat said Sunday that President Bush should be held responsible if he violated the law in authorizing the domestic spy program. But Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said it is too early to tell if either censure or impeachment of Bush would be appropriate.

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Bush on Iraq: War? What war?

President Bush marked the anniversary of the Iraq war Sunday by touting the efforts to build democracy there and avoiding any mention of the daily violence that rages three years after he ordered an invasion. The president didn’t utter the word “war.”

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