Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lost Faith in CIA Intelligence Analysts

By Melvin A. Goodman
October 16, 2010

President Harry S. Truman created the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947 to ensure that the policy community would have access to independent intelligence analysis that was free of the policy advocacy of the State Department and the Defense Department.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

'RED': A High-Brow Spy Caper

By Lisa Pease
October 15, 2010

Ever wonder what happens to CIA assassins after they retire? Screenwriters (and brothers) Jon and Erich Hoeber decided to find out, to hilarious effect.

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Pentagon Releases Tally of Dead Iraqis

By Rory O'Connor
October 15, 2010

In July, the United States military issued its largest release of raw data on deaths during the Iraq war. The Pentagon tallied almost 77,000 Iraqis – both civilians and security forces – as having died in the carnage between January 2004 and August 2008.

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The 'Teach-the-Dems-a-Lesson' Myth

By Robert Parry
October 15, 2010

If my e-mail inbox is any indication, many American progressives plan to use the Nov. 2 election as an opportunity to “teach the Democrats a lesson” by either not voting or casting ballots for third parties, even if this contributes to the expected Republican (and Tea Party) landslide.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Treating Detainees Like Guinea Pigs

By Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye
October 14, 2010

In 2002, as the Bush administration was turning to torture and other brutal techniques for interrogating "war on terror" detainees, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz loosened rules against human experimentation, an apparent recognition of legal problems regarding the novel strategies for extracting and evaluating information from the prisoners.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Leakers, Beware the Corporate Media

By Ray McGovern
October 13, 2010

The following is a Code-Orange Advisory to patriotic truth-tellers, sometimes called whistleblowers or leakers: It is anachronistically na├»ve to expect the New York Times or other organs of today’s Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) to publish classified material like the Pentagon Papers without their first clearing it with the government.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Foreclosure Fraud's Outrage Gap

By Danny Schechter
October 12, 2010

The other day, during an interview on Al Jazeera, I was asked if I was frustrated because my warnings and worries about the financial meltdown and foreclosure crisis, first aired in 2006, have been ignored so long.

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Awe of Military vs. Free Speech

By Ivan Eland
October 12, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case where the father of a fallen serviceman is suing members of a church over its picketing of military funerals with signs that say, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “God Killed Your Sons,” and “Thank God for 9/11.”

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